Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Read to Me Picture Book Challenge: Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka

Fall Mixed Up
written by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Chad Cameron
Carolrhoda Books, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7613-4606-7
Grades K-2
Reviewed from personal copy.

Fall is full of many enjoyable activities, carving pumpkins, raking and jumping in piles of leaves, or watching flocks of geese fly south for the winter.  Unfortunately, Raczka seems to be a little confused in this book.  Here we have red pumpkins and orange apples, bears gathering nuts for winter and squirrels flying south, while geese hibernate.  And the worst error of all, touchdowns are hit and home runs are kicked!? What a horrible mix-up!? (I hope you realize I'm being factitious, here). 

The kindergartners got a big kick out of correcting all the mix-ups in this book.  I also enjoyed reading it and pretending to be shocked at all the errors. The words are fun to read, but it's the glorious full color illustrations that showcase the silliness in this book.  Combine this with the Fall's Here series of books produced by Lerner for a fun discussion of what makes autumn, autumn.

Read to Me Picture Book Challenge

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