Good afternoon, guys. I thought since we haven't got to see each other, we're interact and I would go ahead and do a read aloud for you to watch. And you can watch it as many times as if you like, and then you can take it any artist on it when you think you're ready. The story I'm reading is max and Maggie in autumn. The falling leaves. Autumn is here, said Maggie, and she looked at the window. A cold breeze was blowing, pretty yellow, orange, and red leaves were falling from the trees. One by one the leaves floated down, soon they covered Maggie's yard. This looks like a good time to rake said Maggie. Maggie worked very hard. She writes until there was not a single leaf on the ground. They are said Maggie. Now I'll go visit max. Max was Maggie's best friend. He may need some help with his leaves, she said. Off Maggie marched, she saw one last fall on the grass. I will be back for you later, she told the leaf. When Mikey reached back to his house, she could not believe her eyes, leaves were everywhere that covered the yard, the camera to garden, they covered the path. Max certainly does need help said Maggie. She was about to start raking when she heard max's voice. Stop, stop. He cried. Max was running down the street, huffing, and puffing. Over his shoulder, he carried a very big bag. Please don't touch those leaves, said max, then he turned the bag upside down. Out of it poured hundreds of leaves. What are you doing crab Maggie? Now there are no more leaves to rake. I know said max I believe, what here I'll be right back. Max set off with the bag. Maggie was puzzled. I like max, she thought, but sometimes I worry about him. Max soon returned, he poured out more leaves, all right, he said, now we can write Maggie and max ragged and raked. And rake some more, and at last they were done, a giant pile of leaves in the yard. It was the biggest leaf pal Maggie had ever seen. That was a lot of works in Maggie. I'm glad we're done. It was a lot of work agreed max, but we're not done yet. What do you mean S Maggie? Watch, said max. He ran across the yard leaped and jumped and right into the leaf pile. Then he rolled in the leaves and laughed and laughed. Come on said max. Falling Lee, you are the best part of autumn. First you rank them, then you fall in them. Maggie laughed, then she took a running jump and landed in the leaves beside her friend. What funds and Maggie do you think this is what autumn is called fall? I wouldn't be surprised, said max. The perfect pumpkin. One semi autumn day, max and Maggie were taking a walk. This is a fine day for us, said max. For what? As Maggie, it's a fun day for finding the perfect pumpkin answered max. I love pumpkins and Maggie. So do I said max, but only if they're just right. Maggie and max went to the pumpkin patch, pumpkins of all sizes and shapes were growing everywhere. Look at all these pumpkins and Maggie, yes, and max. I do hope the perfect pumpkin is here. What is the perfect pumpkin look like as Maggie? I'm not sure, send max, but when I see it, I'll know. Max and Maggie looked for a pumpkin. How about this one said Maggie? She should max around a little pumpkin? No, Sid max. That's too small. Mikey brought over another pumpkin. It was very large. Max frowned. That's much to biggie, said. Next Maggie found a pumpkin that was an in between size. How about this one she asked? Not bad, said max, but the steam is too short. Maggie found more and more pumpkins, but none of them was the perfect pumpkin. Two thin, two round, two orange, not orange enough. Max found something wrong with each one. Maggie was getting tired. But I'd like to find the perfect pumpkin for max, she thought, at last, Maggie smiled. There in a faraway corner of the pumpkin patch, she spotted a beautiful pumpkin. It was big, but not too big. It was not too round, and not too thin. It seemed was not too short and not too long, and its orange color was just right. I found a max called Maggie, come and see. Max ran over, he lived with the pumpkin, and he almost smiled. Then he saw a tiny brown spot on the pumpkin. No, he said, sadly, it's not perfect. Maggie frowned. I'm going home now, and I'm tired of looking for the perfect pumpkin, and I'm tired of you. She marched away. Max watched her go. I guess I was a very nice, he said, Maggie tried so hard to help me. Max picked up the almost perfect pumpkin and he carried it home. He scooped out the insides of the pumpkin and carved a funny face on it. Then he used the insides to make a delicious pie. Next max max sit down and wrote a note. When he was done, he gathered up the pot and the pumpkin and he brought them to Maggie's house and rang the doorbell. Maggie came to the door hello Maggie, said max and he gave her the note, says dear Maggie. Here is a pa and a jack-o'-lantern for you. Thanks for helping me find the perfect pumpkin from your best but less than perfect friend max. Maggie smiled. The past smells scrumptious, she said, let's have some. And they did. I hope you guys enjoyed this book. I hope to be able to do more read alouds if we stay remote, but hopefully you guys are in person with me next week so we can really get some learning done and have some fun. So it's nice to talk to you all and I hope to see you soon. Bye.