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Gerber, Carole: Leaf Jumpers.

Gerber, Carole LEAF JUMPERS. Il. by Leslie Evans. ISBN 1-57091-497-4. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2004. 32 pp. $15.95. What are the shape, color, and texture of autumn leaves as they fall from the trees? In this story, a boy, a girl, and a dog enjoy typical fall activities, such as collecting and identifying different varieties of leaves, dancing in and catching falling leaves, and raking and jumping into leaf piles. An end page explains the process of how leaves change their color in autumn and identifies the different leaves highlighted in the story. The text is poetic and rhyming, using similes and metaphors to create images of autumn. The illustrations use vibrant fall colors that clearly depict the children and dog enjoying the fall foliage from various perspectives, including among the tree branches, looking up at the colorful trees, and looking down while stepping among the fallen leaves. Ages 4-8.--Reviewed by Cynthia Lynn-Garbe, University at Buffalo, New York
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Author:Lynn-Garbe, Cynthia
Publication:Childhood Education
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Date:Jan 1, 2005
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