Review: Leaf Man

Title: Leaf Man
Author: Lois Ehlert
Illustrator: Lois Ehlert
Publisher: Hartcourt; 1 edition
Year: 2005
Hardcover: 40 pages
Ages: 4 – 8
IBSN: 978-0152053048

Fall is here and the wind blows. The Leaf Man has left without travel plans. Has he gone east or west? Nobody is sure. The Leaf Man just follows the wind's path. He passes over the chickens, cows, apple and pear trees, mice, and the fish in the lakes.

The clever illustrations of this book are collages made from die-cut paper and photocopies of actual fall leaves. Children go crazy trying to figure out the illustrations' patterns. Is this a squirrel or a bunny? This book definitely enhances children's imagination and is perfect for reading out loud in a group setting. Parents, teachers, and librarians can have discussions with the kids about what they see in each page.


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