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Flannel Friday: Fall Is Not Easy

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This off-season #flannelfriday was inspired by Andrea’s Multi-Purpose Tree last week. Her post offers several great ways to use this pattern, and when I saw it I realized it’s a great match for one of my favorite fall books:

Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

I liked this books when even before I used it in storytime. I thought it was very silly and creative, but I could not have predicted my storytimers reactions. They went bananas!

Out of respect for the author, I won’t write out the full text here. Here are the highlights:

In this story, we (the readers) follow a tree through the changing seasons. According to the tree winter, spring, and summer are a snap. S/he knows exactly what to do:

Winter

Spring

Summer

…but fall is difficult. Each time I switch the leaves, I squinch up may face as if I’m trying really hard to magically transform

...s/he tries...

...and tries...

...and tries...

...and tries...

...Until finally, s/he did it!

It's time to relax... Phew!

Once again, winter is easy.

I took some liberties with the images you see in the leaves. I could always make more if necessary. Honestly the possibilites are endless. Anyway, easy peasy… I can’t wait to try this one in the fall.

Happy Flannel Friday! The magnificent Katie is hosting Flannel Friday Roundup this week, so check Secrets and Sharing Soda for great storytime ideas.Oops! That’s the wrong Katie!  Sorry, I meant this blog: Storytime Secrets

15 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Fall Is Not Easy

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