It's Fall! (Celebrate the Seasons #1) (Hardcover)
September/October 2023 Kids Indie Next List
“This is my favorite leafy-pumpkiny-autumny book to date. The glasses alone make this book a delight, but the story is just as sweet and engaging.”
— Hannah Oxley, Mystery to Me, Madison, WI
An homage to the joys of the season—from jumping into piles of leaves, to trick-or-treating, to baking tasty meals—written in sweet and simple verse.
Colors bursting, shadows tall. There’s lots to celebrate—it’s fall!
Break out your fuzzy socks and cozy scarves! Bring on the doughnuts, cider, and pies! It’s time for corn mazes, trick-or-treating, and all the Thanksgiving food you can eat.… It’s fall! With playful rhymes and lively illustrations, this celebratory book shows the many ways we welcome and enjoy a special season.
About the Author
Renée Kurilla is the author and illustrator of It's Fall!; One Springy, Singy Day; and the young graphic novel The Flower Garden. She has illustrated Chicks Rule! and Chicks Rock!, the Ada Lace chapter book series, and the Wild Fairies chapter books. Visit Renée online at kurillastration.com and on Instagram and Twitter @reneekurilla.
A Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
* "With a limited palette of blacks, oranges, reds, and yellows, delicate digital illustrations capture the crisp warmth of the season as well as an appealing hint of youthful exuberance in cheerful community-oriented scenes. When a final line asks readers to reflect on their own favorite pastimes, it’s welcome cause to reexperience the book’s endearing tribute."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Throughout the book, the art creates an atmosphere of warmth and fun with its rounded forms and cheerful portrayal of kids reveling in the season. In the end, the classmates ask listeners what they love about fall, a question that children will surely want to answer. An appealing read-aloud choice."—Booklist
"Black-outlined drawings in orange, rust, and yellow hues depict a bustling neighborhood with all the aspects described in the cheerful text.... The book ends with a question—'What things do you love about fall?'—that will encourage enthusiastic participation from listeners."—Kirkus Reviews
"Get into a fall mood with Kurilla’s upbeat rhyming text and exuberant digitally rendered illustrations in a rich palette appropriately dominated by warm yellows, oranges, and reds."—The Horn Book