cover image Red Are the Apples

Red Are the Apples

Cheryl Ryan, Marc Harshman. Harcourt Children's Books, $17 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-15-201917-4

Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan harvest a garden's fall bounty in Red Are the Apples. Like the title, each quatrain begins with a color: ""Yellow's the corn/ on stalks growing high,/ shading the pumpkins/ and reaching the sky."" Wade Zahares's piquant pastels, with colors that vibrate against one another and offbeat perspectives, are a feast for the eyes. ( Sept.)