Review: Autumnblings

Title: Autumnbligs
Author: Douglas Florian
Illustrator: Douglas Florian
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Year: 2003
Hardcover: 48 pages
Ages: 4 – 8
IBSN: 978-0060092788


Aumtumnblings is the third instalment of Florian's seasonal poetry collections. Winter Eyes and Summersaults are the first and second installments. The poems describe what happens during autumn from its beginning to its end. Apple picking, changing colors and falling leaves, hibernation, Halloween, and Thanksgiving are some of the fall's happenings.


The aesthetic illustrations are Florian's own colored-pencil and watercolor paintings. He does a great work of matching his paintings to the subject of the poems. The rhymes, like the presentation of the book, are simple, fun, and neat. Florian further demonstrates his literary abilities by inventing interesting words such as autumblings, awe-tumn, and owlphabet. Parents can introduce their children to poetry with this must-read book.


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