Read for: Children's Book Challenge
Synopsis: "In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends.
Cynthia Rylant's lyrical language and Jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the cherished moments of this autumn month--the moments we spend together and the ones we witness in the world around us."
My Review: I just happened to stumble upon this little gem at the library and couldn't resist. It is a short but simple story about November, not early fall or anticipation for December and winter, just November. The chill in the air, the nights coming early, the cozy feel of the fire and heat, the love that fills the room as family and friends gather together. It was so simple yet so beautiful. The illustrations are all done in a soft watercolor to add to the cozy, sentimental feel of the book. Definitely the perfect book to cozy up with under a warm blanket with the little ones!
My Rating: I absolutely loved the cozy feel of this book, the beautiful illustrations and simple story are perfect for cooler fall days leading up to family gatherings. I give it a rating of Four Paws.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!