Jon and the Soggy Leaf
Beaver’s Pond Press (2012)
Reviewed by Miles Cassells (age 2.5) and Mom for Reader Views (3/13)
In “Jon and the Soggy Leaf” by J.S. Jenson, Jon is sad that fall is almost over. He won’t see any more scarecrows, corn stalks or pumpkins. Mom explains to Jon that we need all of the seasons. Trees need to rest their boughs and calves crown into cows. Winter brings the snow and spring brings the flowers. Even though fall is coming to an end and the leaves will all fall off of the trees, it’s all for good reason.
What a wonderful story. Miles is in love with leaves right now. He loves picking them up and throwing them in the air. Soon, we will not see leaves on the ground but fresh leaves growing on the trees. This book teaches children to appreciate all the things that come along with each season and enjoy the fall leaves while they can.
The rhythm of the book is great! Everything flows nicely and the art is amazing! Simple and sweet and Miles really loved it. He has asked to read it several times since we got it. I recommend “Jon and the Soggy Leaf” by J.S. Jenson for all children! We really enjoyed it!