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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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This is similar to another one of Lois Ehlert's books, "Color Zoo." In both, she uses ordinary shapes (and in the case of "Leaf Man," leaves) to create the characters of the story.
  kather8 | Jun 7, 2015 |
A beautiful story with amazing pictures of leaves. If you read this book slowly, it seems as though there is magic in it. Lovely!
  burtmiller | Jun 6, 2015 |
This is a great book for a teacher to introduce into the classroom by emphasizing that our imagination is such a great thing that can take us many places. This book is about the curiosity of the author about where did the leaf man go, only the wind will know, but he goes into all sorts of possibilities of where the leafman could be! Great to introduce curiosity and incorporate that element into writing.
  mmg020 | Apr 28, 2015 |
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 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:22 -0400)

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

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