cover image Fall Is for School

Fall Is for School

Robert Neubecker. Disney-Hyperion, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4847-3254-0

Two siblings face off in another battle of the seasons in this banter-filled companion to Winter Is for Snow. This time, the girl sings the praises of fall (and school), while her older brother laments the end of summer. The girl’s unflagging enthusiasm (“Fall is time for school!”) is dismissed by the boy (“That really is uncool”), and their debate again unfolds through Neubecker’s color-coordinated verse, which channels the energy of a poetry slam. For every school-related complaint lodged by the boy, his sister has a reality-disrupting example of all the knowledge that’s in store for them: in one spread, “dinosaurs and carnivores” parade down the street, startling passersby, and in another, a rocket ship careens across the night sky. Regardless of seasonal (or scholastic) loyalties, siblings who don’t always see eye to eye will be able to relate to this duo’s back-and-forth. Ages 3–5. Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (June)