A brown bear celebrates the season.
“Golden, orange, red, and brown, / seen on trees throughout the town.” Rhyming couplets that evoke the sights and smells of autumn accompany orange-hued double-page spreads that make up this cute ode to fall. A cuddly bear jumps into a glittery pile of leaves on the last page, and a large series of concentric cutouts that goes from the cover to the final page makes that final scene the focus of the whole book. These holes muck up the compositions a bit, as there’s always a large black hole on the verso framing whatever’s in the reader’s environment as a distraction. Regardless, the text is warm and evocative of the best days of fall, when there are leaves to rake, pies to eat, and kites to fly. The bears playing in the autumn weather evoke fluffy teddy bears, instantly appealing to little ones.
A pleasant and warm trip in to fall. (Board book. 1-2)