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Author: Quinlan B. Lee

Illustrator: Barry Goldberg

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Publisher: Scholastic,

Material: paperback

Summary: Clifford is sad about the end of summer until Daffodil and his friends show him how much fun Fall can be. This is a book about Fall and the changing of seasons.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, family reading

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 1 to 6

Reading Level: 2.2

Age of Child: read at 32 months

Young Reader Reaction: Preschooler loves Clifford (both big and small) and found his adventures in the leaves to be very entertaining. S/He sometimes picks up the book and tells the story to parent.

Adult Reader Reaction: Clifford is always a fun read. This parent will never turn a Clifford book down.

Pros: This book is a great introduction to explaining the changing seasons.

Cons: None

Borrow or Buy: Buy this book because it will grow with the preschooler.

If You Liked This Book, Try: Apples and Pumpkins, Oliver Finds His Way, and El Oso Verde. APPLES AND PUMPKINS   OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY   EL OSO VERDE (Pequenos Gigantes)

Educational Themes: This book demonstrates that there are fun sides to Fall that Summer didn't have.

Notes: May only be available by Scholastic at school fundraisers.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, nature

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2004

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