Wonderful Deb Diesen of "Pout Pout Fish" fame shares a loving vignette of a little girl and her grandfather strolling through the woods on a brilliant fall day. Not only do they greet a woolly caterpillar, a flock of geese, and soft autumn chrysanthemums, but they honor all that the season offers as they reveal their pleasure in each other's company. A landscape rich with the voices of nature, companionship, and just the right pumpkin make for a happy day.— From Leita
A grandfather and his granddaughter welcome fall in this sweet, whimsical story about finding beauty and wonder in every moment.
Fall is here! Colorful leaves whisper to each other. Geese honk as they flock across the sky. Pumpkins listen patiently from their patch. The season announces itself in all sorts of ways—if you stop to say hello! From New York Times–bestselling author Deborah Diesen and illustrator Lucy Fleming, Hello, Fall! is a touching story of the autumn season.
About the Author
Deborah Diesen is the New York Times bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish, named by Time Magazine as one of the Ten Best Children’s Books of 2008, and The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark. Diesen grew up in Midland, Michigan, and started writing poems at a young age. She has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, and now works for a small nonprofit organization, but her greatest joy comes from writing for children. She lives with her family in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
Lucy Fleming lives and works in a small town in England with an animator and a little black cat. She has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood, drawing everyday, bringing characters and stories to life. When not at her desk, Lucy loves to be outdoors in the sunshine with a hot cup of tea—doodling, of course. She is the illustrator of Hello, Fall!, written by Deborah Diesen.
“The story's lyricism and warmth, coupled with the colorful, cartoonlike illustrations, will leave readers with a smile and perhaps some interesting observations of their own about the magic of fall.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The now legendary candle test for toxic gases and the first peek through the ancient door at ‘wonderful things!’ is certainly the anticipated climax here, but Fern turns the biographical run-up into a story nearly as fascinating and just as important . . . Kulikov’s signature hashed line and watercolor artwork is rife with wry humor, an imaginative fusion of literal and symbolic scenes, detailed maps and cartouches, inventively bordered and collaged compositions.” —VOYA
“Diesen subtly conveys how experiences can be distilled forever in memory—and that this is something to be thankful for.” —Publishers Weekly
“This joyful ode to autumn will be a welcome seasonal selection for its multigenerational friendship and celebration of the natural world.” —School Library Journal