2 Books 4 Fall
September 23, 2013
First up is the brand spankin' new 'Fall Ball' by the awesomely cool Peter McCarty. The guy responsible for 'T is for Terrible' (Julia loved this one when she was about 3ish) and 'Hondo & Fabian'.
You should see the page where all the kids are sort of floating up in the air after their bus catches some air over a speed bump. Love his art! The gist is that fall = football. (Wrong. It equals pumpkin doughnuts.) And if it gets too dark and too cold to play football, you can cozy up inside and watch football. Adorable.
And then I recently flipped through 'Fall Walk' by Virginia Brimhall Snow. Um, Ms. Snow? YOUR NAME IS AWESOME.
I really really really really love this a lot, because on each page of the story, which sweetly and simply details a walk through some fall leaves by a child and her daddy, a fall leaf from 24 different varieties of tree is detailed and illustrated. SO cool. Leaves from trees like hawthorn, sweet gum, walnut and sycamore, just to name a few....
And then at the end, directions are outlined on how to press and rub your own fall leaves.
I would love to dip fall leaves in wax or parrafin or whatever-the-hoo you're supposed to do with them, but I never ever have.