Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson / Book Review

By: Julia Rawlinson
Illustrated by: Tiphanie Beeke
Published by: Harper Collins Childrens
Released on: 8.29.2006
Ages: 3-7 years old
Pages: 32
Rating: 4 Owls - We Enjoyed It!
Source: purchased book

It's autumn, and Fletcher's favorite tree is slowly changing colors and losing its leaves.

Fletcher is very worried.

He tells the tree he'll help. But when the very last leaf falls to the ground, Fletcher feels as though he's let down his friend . . .

. . . until the first day of winter, when Fletcher sees that his tree has turned into a shining, glittering surprise.

Fletcher loves his favorite tree. But something is happening to his tree. The leaves are starting to fall from the tree onto the forest floor. Unsure of what to do, and fearing that his tree is sick Fletcher asks his mother what's happening to it. She tells him not to worry and that it's only Autumn. 

As more leaves continue to fall off, Fletcher becomes more worried. He tries all kinds of things to make his tree better. He tries to put the leaves that have fallen off, back on the tree. No matter what he tries, the leaves keep falling. His heartbreak doesn't last long. One morning Fletcher arrives to his favorite tree to find a beautiful tree laced in ice, and glistening in the sun. Only then does he realize his tree is just fine.

With adorable illustrations, and a great story about fall, this is a great book for teaching young readers about fall, and the changes trees go through in autumn and winter. Plus who can resist an adorable little fox. I'm looking forward to reading more of Fletcher's stories. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~