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Sunday, February 26, 2012
The wonder of leaves
Maybe we take leaves too much for granted. In her new picturebook, A Leaf Can Be..., Laura Purdie Salas instructs us through the use of poetry about the many things leaves can do.
Here's a sample: "A leaf can be a... soft cradle - water ladle." In the section "more about leaves" she gives more details. For example, some animals drink water out leaves because they can hold rainwater or dew.
Teachers, this book has goodies for you: a glossary, a list of books for further reading, as well as a teaching guide . Here is an interview with Laura.
The beautiful illustrations by Violeta Dabija will add to everyone's enjoyment.