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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.
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—A girl wearing a red scarf greets a nippy late summer morning. The child wanders through woods, by a creek, and across farmland and finally arrives in town, encountering all sorts of flora and fauna along the way. She greets everyone in a friendly tone, saying hello to trees, blue jays, foxes, distant thunder, breezy wind, and the approaching chill in the air. In the end, returning home, it's "Goodbye, summer…Hello autumn!" Short sentences are positioned over the pictures. The spare text and muted watercolor illustrations blend perfectly to create a feeling of wonder at the change of seasons. This is an upbeat look at the promise of fall's glories. VERDICT A gentle, gorgeous welcome to summer's end and fall's beginning, perfect for storytime or one-on-one reading.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI
"Pak’s well-executed first appearance as both author and illustrator offers a warm welcome to fall." ―The Horn Book, starred review
"A gentle, gorgeous welcome to summer’s end and fall’s beginning, perfect for storytime or one-on-one reading." ―School Library Journal"A visual success conjuring up the best about the seasons’ changes." ―Kirkus Reviews"The focus is on the natural world, but Pak (Flowers Are Calling) celebrates city life, too, with drawings of diverse townspeople . . . that show a rainbow of a community. It’s a thoughtful look at the kind of change that unfolds almost imperceptibly." ―Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Kenard Pak has experienced changing seasons in his life as well. Starting out as a visual development artist with DreamWorks and Disney, Mr. Pak has also illustrated children's books such as
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray and
The Dinner That Cooked Itself by J. C. Hsyu. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife and their three cats.