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Summary: This book starts with "I know its fall when..." and continues through all the different types of things that signify the fall season. This is a board book that talks about autumn.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 5; read yourself: 5 to 7
Interest Level: 2 to 4
Age of Child: Read with children ages 2 and 4.
Young Reader Reaction: Both children enjoyed the book. My four year old is just really beginning to grasp what the seasons mean. She was excited to point out the things that she has noticed or done herself, like collect acorns. They wanted to read it several times.
Adult Reader Reaction: I enjoyed this book. It is well written. I felt it was educational and exemplified some of the things that I love about fall.
Pros: Calming pictures introduce kids to autumn. You can explore this board book to talk about fall, and also use it for identifying objects in the illustrations.
Cons: None, really. If you want a story about fall, this isn't the book.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. I would borrow this book from the library. It is a great book and really teaches about the seasons, but you may only want to read it a couple of times. It is for a certain seasons.
Educational Themes: Use this book to talk about fall, then go out and explore! This would be a great addition to a Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade classroom as the students learn about the seasons. I could see this book being used as a jumping off point for children creating their own book about fall or together creating a classroom book about fall, using this as a model.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book series, seasons, weather
Date(s) Reviewed: October 2015
Other Reviews: See Critics Reviews at barnesandnoble.com; and reader feedback at amazon.com.