The Little Yellow Leaf

By the same illustrator as Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, Carin Berger‘s The Little Yellow Leaf charts the progress of the seasons, and ultimately a not-so-surprising friendship, as a tiny leaf clings tightly to its branch. The leaf’s chorus of “Not yet!” is clearly one with which a small child can identify. And the collaged illustrations, while occasionally nonsensical, are nevertheless striking, not just from my perspective but also James’: he likes to trace the graceful lines with his finger and asks what the newspaper print and library stamps say. As a reviewer in Booklist wrote, the illustrations offer “quirky, gorgeous landscapes that incorporate lined paper, graph paper, newspaper articles, and water bills [as] the two leaves soar through the skies, off and away.” Giggle factor: not applicable. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on July 13, 2010.

One Response to “The Little Yellow Leaf”

  1. […] By the same illustrator as The Little Yellow Leaf and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, Carin Berger‘s Forever Friends charts the relationship between a bunny and a bird through the changing seasons […]

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