Moving Day (p)
- Included in New Books for Missouri Students, 2007 edition produced by the Missouri State Teacher Association
"Fletcher's carefully chosen images ... are all right on target."
—School Library Journal
"A fine collection."
"The poems catch the range of feelings the boy goes through while helping, or observing, all that has to be done. ...Students will recognize scenes from their own experiences."
"Enhanced with pencil and watercolor-wash illustrations, the poems’ honest emotions, perceptive observances, and apt imagery will resonate with elementary- and middle-school readers."
—School Library Journal/Curriculum Connections
"Jennier Emery's watercolor and pencil illustrations reflect Fletch's moods and the autumn leaves throughout the book subtly carry the message of both poems called "Leaves." In the first, he wistfully wishes"... I could pack for this move/like I was going on Noah's Ark," but in a second he drops the leaves from his old home into a pile at his new one seeing that "... those leaves actually fit in here,/ so I guess, with luck, I'll fit in, too," Read selections to grades 3-6 early in the school year to empathetically welcome new students, and then offer them the book to read for themselves."
—The School Librarian's Workshop