Autumn Stories

This enchanting picture book includes two little stories about animals preparing for the coming of winter. In the first story, Little Blue Feather Is Surprised, Nutkin, the squirrel, stores his acorns in a hollowed out pumpkin with Little Blue Feather’s help.

In the second story, Little Blue Feather and the Rabbits, Little Blue Feather and his rabbit friends go for a walk together and discuss the upcoming winter season. One of the rabbits sings a song to Little Blue Feather as he rests in the grass – “Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, we must all get fat and furry, not a moment to be lost, I can hear bold Jackie Frost.”

Both stories are illustrated with photos of the author’s needle felted and sewn sculptures. The text is easy to read and flows along smoothly. When asked what inspired her to write the book, Marty said, “I was taking photos of all of my little needle-felted animals, when I realized I had two stories that just seemed to create themselves as I took the photos. The second story was also inspired by a song I’ve been singing for the last 27 years – first to and with my children, then recorded on my children’s music CD, Brighten the Day – songs to celebrate the seasons, and then in my baby and parent music classes.”

32 pages, illustrated with color photographs
8.5″ x 8.5″ saddle stitched paper back picture book
Page samples at the author’s website

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