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!
This vibrant poem celebrates the beauty of autumn while inviting us all to go ahead and jump in that big, colorful, pile of fall leaves. Leslie Evan's bold artwork brings together gold, orange, yellow, red, and brown leaves into a literary pile creating the magic of autumn for young readers. The poetic text gives simple facts about different types of fall leaves making it easy for readers to identify leaves, ranging from red maple to sycamore, by color, shape, and other characteristics. Informative and fun, Carole Gerber brings us a wonderful introduction to seasons and science for the earliest of leaf jumpers.
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.