Leaf Man

Leaf Man

by Lois Ehlert

Hardcover(First Edition)

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Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152053048
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 23,464
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Leaf Man 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
michelleraphael on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Where is leaf man going? A book about how the wind aids in the travel of the leaves. Illustrations are well done and the end pages are informative.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Through a search for "leaf man," the author discusses how leaves travel in the wind. After reading this book, children would enjoy collecting leaves, identifying different kinds of leaves, and creating leaf collages and rubbings.
kfurnanz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good Fall book for Circle or storytime- use of leaves to create many different animals or itemsLeads to good activity for group
sunnyburke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is such a beautoful book! I loved reading the author's note at the end about how she has always been a leaf collector but became frustrated becasue the leaves always lost their color. I was amazed that the leaves she used for her illustration were actually color copies of the various leaves she had found. I also loved how she labeled the leaves in the back so you knew what trees they came from. The ones she couldn't identify, she just labeled as mystery leaves! This is a charming book that allows the reader to look at nature, leaves especially, in a different light. Where will you find Leaf Man?
kikione on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author uses color copies of leaves to make clever collages of animals and plants in this story about Leaf Man. The man is made out of leaves and goes on a journey because the wind is blowing. It asks the reader to keep a look out for their own leaf man hiding on the ground. Clever idea for an art project incorporating nature.
allie_mansfield on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the style of this book. It gave great feelings of excitement and intrigue to the readers. I thought the pictures were very clear and contextual. Highly recommendable.
ffox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The artwork in this book is amazing. I also liked the serrated page tops that create depth in the background. The story is kinda lacking but I don't think that is the point. The idea is simply to demonstrate how a person could use "found art" to discover things in nature (autumn leaves/debris). It is sort of like looking at the clouds and finding images and shapes in them, except Ehlert uses leaves to create animals and the title character.
NancyStorm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great, great artwork that actually makes the story. What a great way to introduce children to the wonders of nature when combined with their imagination, they can create lots of stories and make any character whatsoever. Excellent book for October!
lauraejensen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A stunning book, rich pictures/characters made from leaves, complete with an artist note on the process. An odyssey into fall. A great companion book to use when discussing flight patterns, directions of wind, Fall, finding leaves in the neighborhood, learning which trees produce which leaves
megross on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is so interesting. It is about all the different things that you can see in leaves, different faces and different designs. It ends with you trying to find things in leaves.
Sarah21123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A creative book about a man formed by nature. The book is about a man who forms by leaves and acorns for eyes. The wind sweeps him away of a tour of landscapes and different animals on a farm.
KellyBryan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very original story, not only for the storyline but also for its images. The collages are beautiful and inspiring for a young child. You can begin to teach children about the changing colors and various elements of nature. In class, you could gather leaves from outside and create your own collage about where the students think leaf man has gone.
Bamulholland on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is called the "Leaf Man" and it is a very colorful book for a child to read. It talks about were the Leaf Man goes (which is were leaves may blow) and what different shapes and colors they are. Also, in the book, it shows the names of all kinds of leaves. So, its a very educational book also.
tlelm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good book about using your imagination to create leaf men. It was a quick and easy read. The story talked about the different places the leaf man could have been and then ended telling the reader to create their own leaf man.
emtimmins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We all have the urge to be creative with leaves but Lois Ehlert shows exceptional creativity with this project--breathtaking!
ashleyutsa More than 1 year ago
I never thought leaves could be so appealing! The leaf images really help to capture the authors story which is one about the leaves blowing through a farm and along the way learning about the animals who live there. Also, the book shows the different directions the leaves travel when blown in the wind. This is a wonderful book to read to students who are learning about fall and their colors. It is also a fun way to show your children or students what creativity can do and what you can use to express your creativity through the art of nature.
MONI-B More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for younger children learning their animals, action words, directions,etc. The images really help to capture the authors story. She takes the reader on an adventure with the leaves through the farm. Along the way learning about the animals who live there and the different direction teh leaves travel when blown in the wind.
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dayNY More than 1 year ago
I teach 3rd and 4th grade Special Education students. My students loved the book. They were able to create their own Leaf Child and write an adventure. They collected the leaves and were thrilled to give their Leaf Child life in their imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book to read to primary students who are learning about fall, fall colors, and different types of leaves. It also helps when identifying shapes.
katieteach More than 1 year ago
There is a site if you search to find a worksheet to make your own leaf man or whatever character you want.
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