Each month for my job, I write a maximum 150 word review of a new book that came into the library during the month. I’ll be expanding that idea to the blog in a new feature I’m calling To the Point Tuesdays. If you want to play along, just post a link in the comments and I’ll add them to the post.

Fall Leaves HollandTitle: Fall Leaves
Author: Loretta Holland
Illustrator: Elly MacKay
ISBN: 9780544106642
Pages: unpaged
Publisher/Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, c2014.

Playing with homophones and homonyms, Loretta Holland conveys some of the changes children can witness when summer transitions to fall and finally becomes winter. While older reads might appreciate the slightly factual content included on each page, some may find it distracting from the much more engaging wordplay and stunning pictures. Made with “ink, yupo paper, light, and photography”, the three-dimensional quality provides interest, depth, and the impression of movement through billowing skirts, falling snow, and surface reflections on the water. Waning light and varying perspectives project an otherworldly quality, and the two children’s fluid size could make them friends of the Littles or the Borrowers. Use this for a quiet and reflective evening story time.

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