Wonderfall by Michael Hall

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Hall’s crisp, graphic digital collages provide plenty to talk about, and the puns add another layer of interest.
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This beautiful and informative picture book follows a single tree through the fall season, from the end of summer to winter’s first snowfall. A great read-aloud for home and the classroom by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and Red: A Crayon’s Story.

Wonderfall follows a single tree through the changing of the seasons. People, animals, and vehicles pass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in its leaves, and getting ready for winter. Fifteen combined words (thankful + fall = thankFALL, plentiful + fall = plentiFALL) underscore the themes and concepts of the season, while the main attraction—the beautiful tree—drops acorns, loses leaves, and provides food and a home for a pair of scurrying squirrels. Two full spreads at the back of the book offer additional information about the animals featured in the book, as well as the science behind squirrels, acorns, and saplings.

 

About Michael Hall

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Michael Hall is an award-winning designer whose work has been widely recognized for its simple and engaging approach. He studied biochemistry and psychology at the University of Michigan and worked in biomedical research for several years before becoming a designer. He is the creator of the New York Times–bestselling My Heart Is like a Zoo and the acclaimed Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon's Story, Perfect Square, Cat Tale, and It’s an Orange Aardvark! He is also the creative director of the Hall Kelley design firm. He lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can find him online at www.michaelhallstudio.com and on Twitter @michaelhall66. Author Image 1
 
Published September 6, 2016 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Jun 22 2016

Concluding notes on the various critters the tree observes add some scientific punch. A haunting journey through autumn and a lovely triumph.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Apr 29 2017

Hall’s crisp, graphic digital collages provide plenty to talk about, and the puns add another layer of interest.

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