Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

What a delightful, whimsical book!

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The Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert* uses the shapes and colours of different leaves as inspiration for its illustrations. The story explores where the mythical ‘Leaf Man’ goes whenever the wind blows.

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This gorgeous book was brought to my attention when I posted these photos of leaf creatures on my Facebook page.

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Pictures & craft ideas found here: http://atelierpourenfants.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/des-feuilles-tres-tres-chouettes.html?m=1
and here: http://spoonful.com/crafts/foliage-friends

One of our members mentioned that they had read The Leaf Man to their class and then used it as inspiration to create similar pictures. I ordered the book soon after!

I think it would make a lovely afternoon of reading, collecting leaves and then creating leaf creatures.. Students could also use their pictures as a writing prompt for a story or poem.

I will post photos of some leaf creatures that I have made soon!

 

*This post contains an affiliate link, which means that I receive a small percentage of sales if you buy this book using this link. I ONLY post about books and products that I know, have used and love. Any small profit that I may make will be used to keep this web page running. Thank you for your support! xDenise

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