Yellow Time by Lauren Stringer

Published by Beach Lane Books 

Summary:  Welcome to the yellow time of year, when geese are gone, but crows remain, and when everyone is waiting for the yellow leaves on the trees to start falling.  Soon the wind comes, and children dance with the swirls of yellow all around them.  When it’s over, the whole world is yellow.  Then it’s time to press leaves in books, remembering what a lovely time yellow time was…and to get ready for the white time.  40 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  A brief meditation on fall, that captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the season.  Each page has just a sentence or two of text, accompanied by a colorful (predominantly yellow) illustration.  Use this to inspire children to write about autumn.

Cons:  When I lived in Colorado, October really was the yellow time.  Here in New England, a few more colors need to be included to get the whole picture.

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