Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Favorite Picture Books: In November

In November by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Jill Kastner

If you live where fall is changing into winter, it's the perfect time to read this book. (I think we had fall last Sunday here in Kansas.) The text is quiet and shares just a little bit of what happens "in November," as the birds fly south or prepare for winter, as other animals slow down or sleep. A few pages are devoted to Thanksgiving, without naming the holiday, but children will recognize it.

The illustrations are full of exactly the colors you'll see in the fall. They are lovely paintings, another example of a book that offers children art.

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