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Leaf Man (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Lois Ehlert

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Title:Leaf Man (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))
Authors:Lois Ehlert
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2005), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Tags:leaf, man, wind, fall, meadows, river, science

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Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert (2005)

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The Leaf Man's story is phenomenally dynamic and fluid as each page is cut to flow seamlessly into the next. The illustrations are composed entirely of colorful leaf collages and challenge both the reader's creativity and observational skills. This is not a book to be read quickly; unless each page is examined carefully the images seem like nothing more than a random collection of leaves. It may take multiple reads to catch every innovative design.
  jlange4 | Mar 16, 2015 |
I give the book Leaf Man 5 stars because it is a great book. I've used this book in the past for an art project with my 2nd graders. They even wrote stories based on their leaf created creature. Great book! ( )
  ramfam5 | Mar 15, 2015 |
What a great story using leaves in the same way as we look at clouds for the shape of things. This would be a great story to read as fall is beginning. Having children collect leaves to create their own creatures would be so much fun. ( )
  mhilary | Mar 15, 2015 |
The theme of this book is exploration and trying new things. This book encourages its young readers to see nature in new ways. Leaves can be fun and have their own character traits! This is beautifully illustrated with pictures of real leaves that the author collected. Each page has really fun characters made out of leaves and nuts. This would be great to use as a precursor to a field trip or an outing with students to collect pieces of nature.
  ulindsay | Feb 12, 2015 |
Very beautiful book showing the journey of a windblown leaf as well as the various ways you can use beautiful autumn leaves to make art. I loved this book!
  ameliagilbertson | Jun 9, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152053042, Hardcover)

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.

Includes an author's note and leaf-identifying labels.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:31 -0400)

A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him. On die-cut pages.

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