a simple brown leaf

Summary:
As autumn is quickly turning to winter, a leaf reflects on his life as a vibrant green leaf. To his surprise, he discovers that he has worth in his "later days," too.
Educational Themes:
The book offers several layers of learning, depending on the child's age: what happens in the fall, how life changes, and self-esteem. It wouldn't take much to draw lessons about aging parents/grandparents from the story, too.
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 3½-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a great book to share or to keep in a special place for those days when you just need a reminder that each day has its own reward.
Little Kid Reaction
S/He was taken by the squirrel and the faces on the leaf. Our preschooler focused more on the activities than the more subtle theme about how life works.
Big Kid Reaction
This is a fun read, but will be particularly great come fall, when it will be easy to bring the book to life. It is a nice reminder that we are only limited by the perceptions we create for ourselves.
Pros:

The illustrations are both beautiful and whimsical (the squirrel's expressions are priceless).

Cons:

None.


Title A Simple Brown Leaf
About
Author L. J. Davis
Publisher Abovo Publishing © 2006
Illustrators Lisa Victoria
ISBN 0976200783
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Picture Book, Nature, Poetry
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