Today’s blog was written by one of our very own children’s storytellers: Miss Elizabeth. You’ll find Miss Elizabeth sharing stories with children of all ages as well as creating wonderful children’s programs at one of our branches. She shares her review of the book Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak.
Some say nothing is more beautiful than nature. There are vibrant colors, lakes and rivers, and animals noisily scurrying or perhaps lazily wandering. When seasons change, so does the sky, wind, and temperature. All of those pleasant experiences are captured so masterfully in the beautifully illustrated book Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak.
Pak uses conversational text between a young girl and nature throughout the book. The girl greets everything she sees on her journey through her hometown in late summer, and nature responds as it prepares for autumn.
This watercolor wonder is my top choice for the Caldecott Award this year.