Welcome Autumn with Picture Books & Crafts
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Signs of Autumn
Great piles of autumn leaves illustrate Ed’s growing bad mood. He swept up the leaves, and he swept up whatever was in his way. His mood affected the whole town, and he began to wonder if all his efforts were worth it. He just couldn’t keep it up. He knew something had to change. And it did. The wind picked up. It started slowly but soon it became bigger than Ed. When the wind died down the town seemed brighter and his bad mood “vanished into thin air.”
Leaf Silhouette Art
The blog Best Ideas for Kids has several autumn/fall crafts. I like this one because it gives lots of choice about how to make your silhouette leaves. They also have great visual step by step instructions.
Bunting’s website explains that a Mopoke is “the Australian nickname for the Southern Boobook, our smallest and most common species of owl. They are known for a love of peace and quiet, and their eponymous “mo-poke” call.” The Mopoke in the book struggles to find the peace and quiet it desires among the disturbances of the bush. Each page has one sentence beginning with “This is…” to describe the owl illustrated on the opposite page, their name being a play on the word Mopoke – slowpoke, fropoke, crowpoke.
Picture Books about Autumn
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