A Leaf Can Be...
Overview - This picture book poetically explores the many things a leaf can befrom shade spiller and mouth filler to tree topper and rain stopper. Backmatter provides additional explanations.
More About A Leaf Can Be... by Laurie Purdie Salas; Violeta Dabija
This picture book poetically explores the many things a leaf can befrom shade spiller and mouth filler to tree topper and rain stopper. Backmatter provides additional explanations.
- ISBN-13: 9780761362036
- ISBN-10: 0761362037
- Publisher: Millbrook Press
- Publish Date: February 2012
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-7
- Dimensions: 10.03 x 9.98 x 0.34 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.86 pounds
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Trees & Forests
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Salas explores the many functions a leaf can serve with simple grace. “A leaf is a leaf—/ a bit of a tree./ But when cool days come chasing,/ it can also be a... Lake glider/ Wind rider/ Pile grower/ Hill glow-er/ Frost catcher/ Moth matcher.” Dabija bathes her mixed-media scenes in a fuzzy glow, creating a welcoming environment in every spread. Leaves serve as a “Bat shelter” in a rainforest enclave, and as a “Ground warmer” in a snowy, mint green clearing. Appended notes elaborate upon the poetic descriptions, providing more insight into the integral roles that leaves play in life cycles. Ages 5–8. (Mar.)