by Bunting, Eve, 1928-

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB BUNTING Eve
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Bun
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It's fall again, and time for Jim and Andy to help their dad run Fred's Fall Color Tours. The tourists they shuttle around are "Leaf Peepers"--and, boy, do those Peepers love to ooh and aah about the dumbest things. Leaves, trees, pumpkins. Bo-o-ring.
But this yerar, even as they poke fun at the Peepers, Jim and Andy can't help but notice how the leaves floating in the river look like a brilliantly colored island, and how the spiky tree branches seem to sweep the clouds across the night sky.
Maybe the Peepers aren't so silly after all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. Every fall Jim and Andy work with their father, who runs Fred's Fall Color Tours. They help him take care of the truck and guide the tourists around their picturesque village. The boys don't understand why anyone would want to take a tour of fall leaves, and they make fun of the tourists, especially their love of nature. This year, though, the boys slowly start to see some of the beauty they've always taken for granted, and by the end of the book, they're almost as sappy as the tourists themselves. The acrylic illustrations are lush and colorful, evoking fall so well you can almost smell the bonfires. A good introduction to both New England and the joys of nature. --Marta Segal"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this somewhat sleepy story by the creators of Your Move, the young narrator and his brother, Jim, help their father with his business, bus rides for "Leaf Peepers" to view the fall foliage. The boys roll their eyes at the Peepers' awe and playfully mock their inevitable remark: "Oh!... Look! Look, how beautiful!" Though the brothers discover several diverting sights, for the most part they remain quite bored with the tour (which includes stops at a pond, cemetery, river and pumpkin patch) and readers may feel the same. As tourist season ends and Bunting's (Gleam and Glow, reviewed above) story winds to a close, the youngsters sit outdoors one chilly evening, admiring the starlit sky. Admitting his embarrassment at letting down his guard, the narrator notes, "I guess our winter sky is always like this, but I just never noticed. I'm seeing it now the way the Peepers would see it." At their best, Ransome's acrylic paintings present lifelike portraits of the characters and glimpses of vibrant fall colors dotting the landscape. Yet the vivid colors do not completely compensate for the uneventful plot. Ages 6-9. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fall foliage -- Fiction.
Tourism -- Fiction.
Autumn -- Fiction.
New England -- Fiction.
Publisher San Diego :Harcourt Brace & Company,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Ransome, James.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0152602976
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