Item description for It's Fall by Jimmy Pickering...
The colors and changes of Autumn make for fun and excitement! Illustrations by Jimmy Pickering (Somethin' Pumpkin) bring Fall to life for two frolicking friends, Sally (who romps) and Sam (who barks), through a festival of apple harvests, hayrides, Halloween and more.
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Jimmy Pickering is the author and illustrator of Skelly the Skeleton Girl. Jimmy shows his original art in galleries around the world. He lives in Oregon with his loyal canine companions, Pugsley, Wednesday, and Jesse. Visit him at www.jimmypickering.com.
Jimmy Pickering currently resides in Hollywood, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about It's Fall?
Great book to teach kids about fall! Sep 27, 2005
I bought this book for my daughter when she was 2 and we read it over and over again to learn about season of fall. She & I both love it! The illustrations are the best and the rhyming makes it so much fun to read and to listen to. I love this book! It is also a great educational tool for children to teach them about the changing of seasons and the fun things you can look forward to with each season.
You'll FALL all over this Feb 18, 2003
THis book is so wonderful. It really captures that great feeling you have as a kid playing around in the fall. It's got something for kids who are still playing in the fall and for adults who remember jumping in leaves and watching fall happen around you. My niece and several friend's kids love the book. I recommend this for all ages. There is something for everyone!
Seasons in the FUN Aug 8, 2002
Jimmy Pickering's "It's Fall" is a wonderfully fun book that both adults and children will find entertaining and a joy to read. Adults (with or without kids) will love the richly textured playful illustrations and kids will love the chance to enjoy a cute turn of phrase and the oft-silly art.
Pickering has a way with the whimsical -- must be his experience in creating greeting cards at Hallmark or theme park attractions at Disney and Universal.
The story in "It's Fall" centers around two characters -- Sally and Sam. Sally the little girl and Sam her faithful dog are adorable and incredibly accessible. They journey through the autumn season, reveling in all the joys and delights to be found in that time of year -- jumping in leaves, eating pumpkin pie, going for a hay ride...
Not enough can be said about the quality of the illustrations. There's something both fresh and retro about the art. It harkens back to styles found in the 40s and 50s illustration while also having the unsettling ability to look extremely 3D.
Pickering's first book, "Somethin' Pumpkin," is a wonderful Halloweeny tour through Things You Can Do With A Pumpkin, but with this line of seasons books, Jimmy delivers an even more accessible series of fun illustrations and quaint story that appeals to small children.
Sam and Sally are ready-made animated characters, as are their environments. One can only assume "It's Summer" and "It's Spring" can't be far behind and it doesn't take a genius to imagine a Peanuts-style line of animated TV specials featuring Sally and Sam. I for one can hardly wait...