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Hardcover Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Book

ISBN: 0152661972

ISBN13: 9780152661977

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

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Book Overview

This rich introduction to the life of a tree by Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert is a celebration of nature featuring a child's connection to a sugar maple tree. Ehlert blends bold graphics, vibrant colors, and precise details in her watercolor collage alongside found objects like seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative work of early nonfiction. A special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Nice design and educational story about trees.

What first caught my attention, was the bright textured orange cover. Simple, but beautiful. The illustrations are collages of real objects, leafs, and colorful paper cut outs. The design is unique, with 2 of the pages having leaf-shaped holes on them. The story is about a kid and his/her tree and the last 4 pages have very interesting information on trees, seeds, and even how to make a bird treat. If your kids love trees and nature, this book is a must.

Simple and Striking

A child recounts the life of a maple tree selected from a nursery to grow in the family's yard. Although it's narrated by a person, the natural world or plants and animals are the primary focus. Hands involved in the various stages of planting are the only human elements included in the illustrations. Taking the tree from a tiny seed in a maple key, to a young seedling, to a leafy haven for birds, to a glorious display of autumnal reds and yellows, Ehlert uses simple cut paper and textured collage against primary backgrounds to illustrate this simple story that's rich in color and love of nature. Following the story Ehlert includes simple scientific facts and illustrated information about trees as well as detailed instructions for planting a tree and making treats for the birds. An excellent addition to a fall story time or classroom science segment. Ages 3-6.

Great Book for Children

I think that this book is a great book for children. Not only does it tell the story of how a tree comes to be, it also has detailed pictures with captions. In the back of the book there is more detailed information on how trees grow and how to make special bird treats. This is fun for the whole family and could possibly be your childs favorite.

Perfect for fall themes

This is the book to use when launching your fall themes. Every fall I read this book. The children listen intently and are drawn to the bright vivid colors. They love to predict and actively participate in the word patterns. There are so many lessons that you can use from this one book.

I use this book with science activities about leaves.

Great Book for using with science experiments about autumn leaves.

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