In the Middle of Fall by writer Kevin Henkes and illustrator Laura Dronzek is a new picture book about the change of seasons and the dynamic natural world. The book by the award-winning creative team is in high demand.
You can reserve books by Henkes and Dronzek at any Cobb County Public Library or at www.cobbcat.org.
A review by Publishers Weekly:
In the evocative companion to When Spring Comes, spouses Dronzek and Henkes praise the beauty of fall in full swing: “In the middle of Fall/ when the leaves/ have already turned/ and the sky is mostly gray/ and the air is chilly,” begins Henkes in one of just two sentences that stretch across the entirety of the book. The quiet writing crescendos, and a gust of wind blows the leaves, “and all at once-/ everything/ is yellow/ and red/ and orange.”
Dronzek’s smudgy, thickly outlined acrylics offer cozy perspectives on an apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, “frisky” gray squirrels in a tree, and a hillside where a girl in a red coat and yellow boots plays. It’s a rich homage to the season-both its blazing colors and the signs of coming winter darkness.