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Leaf Man

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ISBN13: 9780152053048
ISBN10: 0152053042
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Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.

Review:

"Ehlert (Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf) returns to one of her favorite themes — the rainbow beauty of autumn leaves — for this refreshing riff on leaf peeping and collecting. A narrator recalls the Leaf Man that used to live nearby but recently blew away with the wind. 'He left no travel plans.' From that breezy beginning, the narrator imagines the different flight patterns the Leaf Man may have followed 'past the chickens, toward the marsh,... over the prairie meadows,... past the spotted cows,' and punctuates the lyrical text with an occasional refrain ( 'a Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows'). All the while, Ehlert sparks her foliage flight of fancy with her snazzy leaf collages. Fiery maple, brown mottled catalpa and bright yellow ginko leaves take the shape of various animals and objects on each spread. The boldly colored background papers, of varying texture, make the leaves pop. And, in the type of clever book design for which Ehlert is known, the pages are die-cut and/or patchworked at the top to create a rolling, flowing effect throughout. Endpapers serve as a labeled field guide to leaf varieties and an author's note expresses Ehlert's passion for her subject, and describes her art technique. After this visual feast, young nature lovers are sure to look with fresh eyes as they walk through the woods. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[An] eye-catching picture book...the artwork is dazzling." School Library Journal

Review:

"[A] lyrical celebration of seasons and the sheer beauty of nature." Parenting Magazine

Synopsis:

Come along on a autumnal journey with a man made of leaves.

Synopsis:

Part poem, part silent stage with luminous light-box illustrations, this innovative picture book puts autumn on display to captureand#160;the art and scienceand#160;ofand#160;season change.and#160;

Synopsis:

Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures falland#8212;then snow!

Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.

About the Author

Lois Ehlert has created many picture books, including Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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viviancatcat9, October 14, 2007 (view all comments by viviancatcat9)
I am asked to read this book over and over again every fall. The children in our classroom love the way the artist combines different leaves to make characters. It's also a great start to finding out what types of leaves are in your neighborhood.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152053048
Author:
Ehlert, Lois
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Author:
Holland, Loretta
Author:
S
Author:
Ehlert, Loi
Author:
MacKay, Elly
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Concepts - Size & Shape
Subject:
Toy and movable books
Subject:
Winds
Subject:
Leaves
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Big Books
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
18 x 16.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Ehlert (Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf) returns to one of her favorite themes — the rainbow beauty of autumn leaves — for this refreshing riff on leaf peeping and collecting. A narrator recalls the Leaf Man that used to live nearby but recently blew away with the wind. 'He left no travel plans.' From that breezy beginning, the narrator imagines the different flight patterns the Leaf Man may have followed 'past the chickens, toward the marsh,... over the prairie meadows,... past the spotted cows,' and punctuates the lyrical text with an occasional refrain ( 'a Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows'). All the while, Ehlert sparks her foliage flight of fancy with her snazzy leaf collages. Fiery maple, brown mottled catalpa and bright yellow ginko leaves take the shape of various animals and objects on each spread. The boldly colored background papers, of varying texture, make the leaves pop. And, in the type of clever book design for which Ehlert is known, the pages are die-cut and/or patchworked at the top to create a rolling, flowing effect throughout. Endpapers serve as a labeled field guide to leaf varieties and an author's note expresses Ehlert's passion for her subject, and describes her art technique. After this visual feast, young nature lovers are sure to look with fresh eyes as they walk through the woods. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[An] eye-catching picture book...the artwork is dazzling."
"Review" by , "[A] lyrical celebration of seasons and the sheer beauty of nature."
"Synopsis" by ,
Come along on a autumnal journey with a man made of leaves.

"Synopsis" by ,
Part poem, part silent stage with luminous light-box illustrations, this innovative picture book puts autumn on display to captureand#160;the art and scienceand#160;ofand#160;season change.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures falland#8212;then snow!

Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.

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