Books With The Tag: #autumn

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Today’s #boardbook is:  Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream? via DK Canada, a tour of the four seasons using their ability to support ice cream as a guide.  We love this whimsical tour of seasonal highlights (and we love ice cream!).  Bright colours, high contrast imagery and simple descriptions of seasonal delights make this an ideal book for toddlers with loads of fun things to spot and name. A gentle “first science” book, smalls can explore temperature, weather, plants and animals by season.  A wonderful “call to answer” book as well, our three year old small protagonist enjoyed answering the question “Is it warm enough for ice cream?” with a giggling “Nooooooo!” each time it was not summer.

Recommended for 2+up.



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Our fourth book in our “Week of Elly Mackay” is Fall Leaves, written by Loretta Holland and illustrated by Elly MacKay, published via @raincoastbooks.

This is a beautiful, non-fiction book about the seasonal changes of fall where Elly MacKay’s paper art brings a sense of motion to the shifting colours in nature.  Leaves, apples, flowers, winds and animals getting ready to hibernate come to life on every page and smalls are gently introduced to this gorgeous season. The full text on each page is probably best for smalls age 3+up but can easily be simplified for smalls 2+up to enjoy as well.

The book finishes with instructions for doing some leaf printing crafts!  A lovely bonus feature.  We love this interactive book in vivid autumn colours!  A perfect book to share with smalls every fall before doing some nature exploring of your own!