Pinny In Fall

Pinny In Fall

Written by: Schwartz, Joanne
Illustrated by: Malenfant, Isabelle
ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2

“Schwartz dreamily captures the small wonders of childhood and the air of magic that can accompany season’s change.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

On a crisp fall day, Pinny decides to go for a walk. She packs a sweater, her rain hat, a book, a snack and her treasure pouch. Set for adventure, Pinny’s day includes a windy game of tag with her friends, an exciting call for help from the lighthouse keeper and a surprising encounter with the falling autumn leaves.

From Joanne Schwartz, author of the acclaimed picture book Town Is by the Sea, illustrated by Sydney Smith, comes a story of friendship, resourcefulness and the beauty of fall, all cast in the gentle light of Isabelle Malenfant’s soft pastel palette. The four short chapters in this book, suited for newly independent readers, capture the exhilarating feeling of a perfect fall day.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
>With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

“Schwartz dreamily captures the small wonders of childhood and the air of magic that can accompany season’s change.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

On a crisp fall day, Pinny decides to go for a walk. She packs a sweater, her rain hat, a book, a snack and her treasure pouch. Set for adventure, Pinny’s day includes a windy game of tag with her friends, an exciting call for help from the lighthouse keeper and a surprising encounter with the falling autumn leaves.

From Joanne Schwartz, author of the acclaimed picture book Town Is by the Sea, illustrated by Sydney Smith, comes a story of friendship, resourcefulness and the beauty of fall, all cast in the gentle light of Isabelle Malenfant’s soft pastel palette. The four short chapters in this book, suited for newly independent readers, capture the exhilarating feeling of a perfect fall day.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
>With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd - Aug 1, 2018
Specifications pages | 8.5 in x 7.5 in

Pinny in Fall

Pinny's pleasure in her friends, in being helpful, and in nature's ephemeral treats is contagious … We eagerly await Pinny's winter. Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

Schwartz dreamily captures the small wonders of childhood and the air of magic that can accompany season’s change. Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Pinny in Summer

“From this lovely opening through four simple chapters, ‘Pinny in Summer’ sets an idyllic mood … Malenfant’s adorable, windswept watercolors add even more charm to each page.” The New York Times

Town Is by the Sea, illustrated by Sydney Smith

“A quiet book that will stay with readers long after they have closed it.” Kirkus, starred review

“Art and text meld for a powerful glimpse at a way of life that begs inspection. A thoughtful and haunting book that will stay with readers.” School Library Journal, starred review

“This is a moving story, and a fine example of text and pictures in perfect harmony.” Horn Book, starred review

“Hauntingly beautiful.” Booklist, starred review

Audience ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2
Reading Levels Lexile AD570L
Key Text Features illustrations
Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7