Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant follows a scarecrow's life during the seasonal changes faced in a year. I never stopped to think about a scarecrow being borrowed, until I read this opening..."His hat is borrowed, his suit is borrowed, his hands are borrowed, even his head is borrowed. And his eyes probably came out of someones drawer." Cynthia Rylant uses her beautiful descriptive language to bring the scarecrow and setting to life. Lauren Stringer brings the illustrations to life with detail using warm acrylic paints. This book would also enhance a unit of study about seasons and/or changes.
This book was suggested in More Than Guided Reading to discuss visualizing.