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As all the other leaves float off and fly past Little Yellow Leaf thinks I'm not ready yetAs the seasons change all around Little Yellow Leaf holds on to the tree Still not readyWill Little Yellow Leaf ever be ready?This is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown—and a celebration of the friends who help us take the leap


10 thoughts on “The Little Yellow Leaf

  1. says:

    A visually beautiful book with a touching story Little Yellow Leaf is not ready to fall from the tree even though he watches other leaves swirling around through the autumn activities a fallen leaf might experience or see He thinks he is all alone in his reluctance But then he sees another leaf clinging far up the tree and they decide to let go together The collage art is intriguing adds the finishing touches to this cozy and thoughtful autumn read


  2. says:

    With winter approaching one single leaf clings to a branch of a tree desperate to hold on


  3. says:

    Hmm I checked and this book was first published in 2008 but it feels like one of those touchy feely books that was so popular 40 years prior to thatI loved the illustrations They make this a beautiful book Even the slightly unusual shape of the book makes it a stunner I think I was in too vile a mood to enjoy the story very much I suppose this would make an appropriate gift for any child or adult about to embark on a new phase of life new school etc While I’m sure the story means to convey embracing change and choosing to move with others rather than being stagnant by oneself I admit all I could think of was letting go eualing accepting death I hope and suspect this will not be how young children view this storyI think I would have enjoyed this either several decades ago or at least during childhood I do think today’s children might find some comfort in this book but I found it slightly annoying However when I look at other ratings on Goodreads I see that I’m in the minority which leads me to think it might be that mood of mine that has influenced my opinion If the text had risen to the level of the illustrations I’d have upped my rating up to 5 or at least 4 stars


  4. says:

    The little yellow leaf clings tightly to the great oak tree When all the other leaves have gone he spies another on the opposite side of the tree Will they let go and share the adventure together?Five stars for the stunning artwork by the author


  5. says:

    Caldecott contender 09 A little yellow leaf isn't ready to leave and holds on until winter all alone When he discovers a red leaf at the top of the tree they decide to let go together Beautiful


  6. says:

    Reading through the reviews of this book online I'm struck by the fact that no one else has drawn the comparison I think fairly leaps to mind Namely that between Carin Berger's recent The Little Yellow Leaf and Leo Buscaglia's classic picture book explanation of death The Fall of Freddie the Leaf The two narratives are so very similar in fact a leaf clings to its tree as the autumn deepens into winter afraid to let go and face whatever comes next that I was tempted to believe that this similarity in them was deliberate perhaps a homage to one of the beloved books of my childhood?In any case Berger's collage illustrations here are so breathtakingly gorgeous that I would still be recommending her book regardless of the story which is unlike the Buscaglia not so much about death as about change in general But back to the artwork I love the different papers lined notebook paper graphing paper handmade looking greenish paper with white flecks that Berger uses for her backgrounds I love that many of the leaves and other objects were created with papers that had bits of writing on them I simply adore the colors used which perfectly evoke the wistful feeling of fall and of impending winter Every page is so gorgeous something to be savored that I have difficulty picking a favorite If I had to though it would be the spread on which two vividly red leaves float across a golden woven mat mandala Just lovelyIn short fans of beautifully illustrated picture books will definitely want to peruse The Little Yellow Leaf Whatever they think of the story they will love the art


  7. says:

    This is a graphically gorgeous and uiet fall story It is autumn and a little yellow leaf is hanging from a tree in the forest Other leaves start falling and flying away from their tree but the little yellow leaf isn't ready yet All through the autumn the leaf is not ready to leave the tree Will the little leaf every fly away?


  8. says:

    Our library’s children’s room has a section for books featuring specific holidays or times of year I found The Little Yellow Leaf in the autumn section and grabbed it because it had the least amount of text meaning that my son could probably sit through it We read it a couple of nights ago before bed and he seemed interested but not enrapt I on the other hand uite liked it It’s the story of a single leaf that watches its fellow leaves falling but just isn’t ready to take the plunge yet The language is simple and poetic the collage style artwork is beautiful and frame worthy and it’s a cute little story too This is one I’d like to add to our collection of seasonalholiday books


  9. says:

    This picture books beautifully depicts a lone leaf's struggle to not let go it doesn't want to embrace change ie the changing of the seasons; it's fall from the tree But when it discovers a like minded leaf or a friend it feels able to take the leap into the unknown The illustrations are stunning rich yellows reds and browns set on a background of a variety of papers re textures and styles A must read for the topic of seasons and changing seasons as well as the issue of facing the unknown


  10. says:

    A little story about a leaf not ready to fall from the tree The art work is very uniue I'm not sure what the style is called but I'd never seen it before Now everytime I see one last leaf or two on a tree in the fall I will think of this book