In rhymed verse little Anne tells the story of a variety of fall things the children in her class bring into school. She is quite disappointed because the boys seem to know so much more than she and in her hunt for a girl's autumn thing, she hits upon the ideal treat for everyone, homemade pumpkin pies. ""Following the Fall"" means watching the leaves, seeds, birds, caterpillars, celebrating Halloween, noticing the climatic changes. In this harvest of discovery, Anne's focus on competition is oddly out of place. Suitable for first and second graders.