I was so glad I opened this little book, because it is absolutely charming. The sweet, simple rhyming text has been paired with cheerful, bright illustrations to give your little one (and the reader!) an introduction to leaf shapes, their fall colors and the trees they come from. A perfect read for fall!
You know you wanna . . .Go ahead and jump in that big, colorful, inviting pile of leaves. The best part of fall clean-up is the chance to take a running dive into a giant pile of leaves. In a poem as vibrant as Leslie Evans's autumnal illustrations, Carole Gerber rakes together gold, orange, yellow, red, and brown leaves into a literary pile creating the magic of fall for young readers. The poetic text gives simple facts about different types of fall leaves making for easy leaf identification. Brief back explains how leaves change colors when the weather turns colder. Leaf Jumpers is a great book for combining literature and science.
About the Author
Carole Gerber holds a B.S. in English education and an M.A. in journalism from Ohio State. She enjoys sharing her books with children through the Greater Columbus Arts Council Artists in Schools program. In her free time, she likes to garden (her enthusiasm dwindles as summer progresses); read (mostly for her own pleasure and edification; she also belongs to two chatty book discussion groups); travel (to learn about other countries and cultures); and practice yoga (which, like writing, is humbling, challenging and self-instructive.) An enthusiastic and devoted drawer since she was a child, Leslie Evans was raised in Michigan and later trained as a printmaker at Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles River with her dog, Clyde.