Tuesday, October 17, 2017

GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN by Kenard Pak / Book Review #GoodbyeSummerHelloAutumn

Written & Illustrated by: Kenard Pak
Published by: Henry Holt
Released on: August 16th, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: The Publisher | Amazon | B&N 
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Rating: 4.5 Owlets - We Really Enjoyed It
Source: purchased book 

As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows autumn is on its way! 
Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.

I absolutely love the changing seasons from summer into fall. GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN captures some of the things I love about the changing of the seasons, perfectly. Both in story telling, and vivid fall colored illustrations, Pak helps readers understand the changing of the warm summer days, into the chilly shorter fall days. 

Joining the young girl on her walk from her house, through the woods and country, and into her small town, and back again, readers see how nature prepares itself for the change from summer to autumn. As the girl welcomes the changes, she's greeted by nature, who tells her of each change. From the fox getting ready to hibernate, to the last of the summer flowers, to the chilly wind, everything has a purpose. 

With bright colorful changes on the trees, flowers and leaves, to the animals and bugs making preparations for cooler weather, readers see how everything gets ready for fall. This is a delightful story with charming illustrations. I love the diverse characters featured in this book, and all the details featured in each of the pages of this book. This book is perfect for curling up with on a cooler fall day.

Check out a few of the images from the book (image source, the author)

1 comment:

  1. Ohh, I like this cover a bunch. Yay for pretty colors and such in the book. And yay for liking it lots :)


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