Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur (illustrated by Leslie Evans) is one of my favorite fall books. It combines so many of my favorite elements of a book.
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
Each page features an acrostic that explores some aspect of autumn. For example, the first page is ACORN:
A single seed
Can feed a squirrel
Or grow into a giant oak that
Rains down new
Nuts every autumn
For the letter N we have NORTH:
Now cold winds come down
Out of Canada and
Hail and then to snow.
Each page is filled with gorgeous illustrations. The hand-colored linoleum cut blocks are rich with detail and evoke a strong sense of warmth and emotion in each illustration.
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic is a wonderful book for discussing the highlights of the autumn season, acrostics, poetry, or the unique illustration style. So much is wrapped up in each page that it provides not only an enjoyable read aloud, but also an educational experience.
I definitely recommend Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic as part of your book collection as well as the other three seasons that make up the series.