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Crayola ® Fall Colors

Crayola ® Fall Colors
Mari Schuh By (author)
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Lerner Publishing Group

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8.0 X 9.8 in
24 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Seasons


Falling leaves, round pumpkins, crisp apples—colors are everywhere in fall! Explore color in the world around you. What colors make you think of fall? What can you create with the colors of fall? Encourage readers to create fall-inspired art and discover the colors around them through bright photos and lively text.


"A spectrum of possibility is contained in this attractive volume of the Crayola Seasons series. Arranged into four main sections, the text highlights key attributes of autumn, from changing leaves and apple harvests, to a chubby-cheeked chipmunk preparing for winter, to clothes needed for cooler weather. Each two-page spread pairs a large, high-quality photo with simple text that often wiggles across the page or contains colorful adjectives printed in their corresponding hues. Throughout, relevant art exercises encourage readers to try drawing techniques such as shading or using dots for texture. In addition to color identification—15 of which appear in a labeled Crayola color chart—kids are asked to consider colors in terms of being dull or bright. Engagingly laid out and written, this concept book accommodates a variety of learning styles."—Booklist

"Besides introducing popular seasonal activities, this series also spotlights drawing techniques such as shadowing, texture, lines, and shapes. A question-and-answer format inspires young readers to comment and expand upon the text. Vivid vocabulary is sprinkled throughout to engage students and introduce new words, such as nectar, checkered, and harvest. Winter explores how bright colors stand out from dull ones and asks readers to identify and sort different squares of color into bright and dull. Each title in the series ends with a Crayola color guide that labels the colors in each book with some of the uniquely named colors found in a Crayola box of crayons, such as "dandelion," "timberwolf," and "cornflower." VERDICT A fine choice that encourages readers to both explore their creativity and learn about artistic terms and colors in nature. Useful for primary elementary collections and medium to large public libraries."—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple Journal

Author Bio

Mari Schuh's love of reading began with cereal boxes at the kitchen table. Today Mari is the author of hundreds of nonfiction books for beginning readers, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and still enjoys a big bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. Learn more about her at