Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Leaf Can Be

A Leaf Can Be
by Laura Purdie Salas
illustrated by Violete Dabija
unpaged, picture book
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c2012

A leaf is more than just a simple part of a tree. Many of a leaf's uses are described in simple rhyming pairs such as, "skin welter, bat shelter. shade spiller, mouth filler". The cute illustrations add some character to the minimal text while displaying a variety of shades of greens and browns that are befitting to a book about leaves. As a bonus, at the end of the book there are a few pages giving more detailed information for each statement. This is great as it makes this picture book accessible to a wider range of ages.

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