Review: Fall Is Not Easy
Title: Fall Is Not Easy
Author: Marty Kelley
Illustrator: Marty Kelley
Publisher: Zino Press Children's Books
Hardcover: 32 pages
Ages: 4 – 8
A tree explains why autumn is the hardest season. Winter is easy because its branches are bare. Springtime is easy because its leaves start to grow. Summer is easy because the sun is out. The tree, however, gets into trouble during the fall because its leaves won't change to the right colors. Instead the leaves resemble a rainbow, a smiley face, planet Earth, and a pumpkin, among other funny things. The tree's patience is about to run out but winter arrives, and its leaves fall off.
The subtle illustrations and the rhythmic text teach young children about the changing of the seasons and how these affect trees.