Sometimes our library visits are well organized, I’ve searched for books ahead of time, placed some holds, and researched authors. Other times, it’s a random treasure hunt. I love when you just happen to find great reads roaming the shelves! I have a feeling both of these authors will be place on our favorites list.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson is wonderful. Fletcher, an adorable little fox is concerned for his good friend when it begins shedding…. leaves. He tries to come to his friend’s rescue to no avail. Then he discovers that his friend still has beauty to share. Fletcher is simply adorable. The artwork by Tiphanie Beeke captures the story perfectly. I love it!
South by Patrick McDonnell is a picture book, perfect for a toddler or preschooler “reading” on their own or for mom and dad to join in. A tiny bird sleeps through the last moment of fall, and finds alone when all his bird-family have flown south. A friendly cat saves the day as they make the trip towards southern warmth together and the tiny bird reunites with his family. No words, just pictures. A story beautifully told.
Enjoy storytime and then go outside and play in the falling leaves!