Here in Cincinnati where I live, summer weather (read that "hot and sticky") didn't truly arrive until last week ... just as many children were starting back to school.
Generally speaking, I love fall. But fall means winter's coming ... and I don't love winter. So I'd rather keep summer going for as long as I can.
But finding this new picture book by Dandi Daley Mackall, published by B&H Kids, did help me anticipate fall a wee bit more.
And it's a wonderful book for celebrating God's gift of the fall season with your children. The brief rhyming text moves quickly and features a repeated refrain in the last line on each two-page spread.
Geese fly in a crooked V,Ducks quack-quacking merrily.You made everything I see.Thank You, God, for autumn.
Even if your area of the country doesn't experience trees changing color or piles of fallen leaves, children will enjoy seeing fall a different way in charming illustrations by Katherine Blackmore.
The book includes a Thanksgiving Day emphasis too:
At the back of the book, Parent Connection pages provide ideas, questions, and activities for expanding the give-God-thanks emphasis of the book. And related Bible verses throughout the book give families more to explore together.Finally, it's Thanksgiving Day!
Family come from miles away.
Don't eat yet--it's time to pray.
Thank You, God, for autumn.
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