Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Count Down to Fall

Count Down to Fall

Fran Hawk
Illustrator:  Sherry Neidigh 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Sylvan Dell, 2009   ISBN: 1934359947

In the fall, all kinds of wonderful things happen. The leaves on the trees change colors and drift to the ground. Nuts and seeds ripen and they too fall to the ground where animals of all kinds eat and collect them. In this beautiful picture book, readers will be reminded of the fact that our world is full of natural beauty.

As they count backwards from ten to one, young readers will get acquainted with ten different kinds of trees. Readers will see what the trees look like, what shape their leaves are, and what colors those leaves turn in the fall. They will also get to meet some of the animals that live in, on, and around the trees.

With stunning borders showing the bark of the trees, and richly colored double page spreads full of animals, the artwork in this book is a joy to explore. Readers will find some interesting activities “For Creative Minds” at the back of the book, which are packed with further information and mind puzzlers.