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Wonderfall

illustrated by Michael Hall

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This beautiful and informative picture book follows a single tree through the fall season, from the end of summer to winter’s first snowfall. A great read-aloud for home and the classroom by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and Red: A Crayon’s Story.

Wonderfall follows a single tree through the changing of the seasons. People, animals, and vehicles pass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in its leaves, and getting ready for winter. Fifteen combined words (thankful + fall = thankFALL, plentiful + fall = plentiFALL) underscore the themes and concepts of the season, while the main attraction—the beautiful tree—drops acorns, loses leaves, and provides food and a home for a pair of scurrying squirrels. Two full spreads at the back of the book offer additional information about the animals featured in the book, as well as the science behind squirrels, acorns, and saplings.

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Critical Praise

“The spare text knits a tapestry of gentle, joyous scenes. ...Hall’s digital artwork employs a bold palette on white and soft- to deep-blue backgrounds, accentuating the text’s warmly affectionate tone. ...A haunting journey through autumn and a lovely triumph.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The poems are pleasing to the ear, and the anthropomorphized tree is certain to engage young listeners. ...This will be an attractive and useful addition to storytime or unit on trees, autumn, or poetry.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Hall’s exuberant style, with bright colors and crisp, digitally rendered shapes, is engaging, and the closing sequence leading up to the snowfall is one that all children will understand and enjoy.” —Horn Book Magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062382986
  • ISBN 10: 0062382985
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 09/06/2016
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Words

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