Fall Mixed Up
Chad Cameron (illustrator)
"Every Septober, every Octember..." starts a fun romp through my favorite season. Everything is mixed up, but the narrator doesn't seem to notice. It was engaging and I couldn't wait to see what would be mixed up next. The illustrations were fabulous and added another layer of silliness to the story.
At my school the 5th graders participate in a year long Nature Scopes program, and this book fits perfectly into the introduction of the Fall section of their journal. In younger grades, teachers could use this book as a discussion about the changes fall brings; perhaps illustrating a 'mixed up' change as well as a 'true' change and writing paragraphs or captions for their drawings.
I loved this book and will be adding it to my collection as soon as it becomes available!