Fall is late in coming this year. Most of the leaves near my house are still green. But this afternoon, the temps dropped a bit and the skies clouded over and fall suddenly seems imminent. Recently Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. In celebration of his song Blowin’ in the Wind which is sung at many a kids summer camp, and in anticipation of those cold gusty winds that are almost upon us, I recommend the book
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
With gorgeous pictures rustling with fall shapes and colors, this book tells the story of Leaf Man as he is blown from his resting place by a fall wind. Where is he heading, the book asks? West over orchards and prairies? East towards the marshlands? We don’t know…cause a Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows. Pegged for ages 4-7.
And, if you want to hear an absolutely ADORABLE reading of this lovely book, check out 4 year old Jonah’s storytelling on you tube.
Share your favorite stories about fall!