Count Down to Fall
Sylvan Dell Publishing (2009)
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (8/09)
“Count Down to Fall” is a book that teaches about different kinds of leaves and presents other nature-related information while counting down from ten to one.
Cayden: “I liked seeing how the different leaves have different shapes. It was fun how they counted backwards in the book too. The drawings in the book were cool. I liked how you could see all of the hairs on the animals. The part at the end when we talked about the different plant parts was fun too.”
“Count Down to Fall” by Fran Hawk is another wonderful Sylvan Dell educational nature book. I love how much both my son and I learn from reading these books! The “For Creative Minds” section at the end of the book and the corresponding links and teaching activities on the website make for a very well-rounded lesson on the subject at hand. The illustrations by Sherry Neidigh in “Countdown to Fall” were beautiful and very detailed and we loved the descriptive verse. I look forward to many more titles from this publisher!
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