Ages 5-9. In the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2 series, this is an informative concept book that explains what happens to leaves in autumn as they change colors and then separate from the tree. Krupinski's bright gouache-and-colored pencil illustrations show a boy and a girl playing in a country landscape that changes with weather and light. There are also detailed pictures of leaves in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Maestro includes simple instructions for making a leaf rubbing and for pressing leaves, as well as suggestions for places to visit where the fall foliage is special. Hazel Rochman
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About the Author
Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color? The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Loretta Krupinski is the illustrator of many books for children, including Dear Rebecca, Winter is Here
by Jean Craighead George, The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats
by Carol Greene, How a Seed Grows,
by Helene J. Jordan, and her own Bluewater Journal: The Voyage of the Sea Tiger
. Ms. Krupinski lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut.