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My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington {Review}

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My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington {Review}My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington

Illustrator: Monica Wellington
Find the Author: Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon
Also by this author: Night House Bright House, Colors for Zena
ISBN: 0803741413
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Nature & the Natural World
Published by Dial Books on September 1st 2015
Pages: 32
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
Source: Author
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The brilliant colors of fall foliage take center stage in this picture book perfect for fans of the classic Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf.
With her trademark bold, graphic style Monica Wellington has created a picture book about autumn, trees, and leaves.  When the seasons change, a young girl visits the arboretum to collect fallen leaves and make a book with them. Brilliant illustrations show each variety of tree the girl encounters, from the common oak to the lesser known gingko.  Spreads silhouetting leaves up-close help young children learn to identify them. Like the girl in the book, young readers will be eager to make their very own leaf books.  

I found myself very excited to see this book arrive yesterday. I have loved the previous titles from Monica Wellington that we have read in the past including Night House Bright House and Colors for Zena. (Links back to goodreads). It was just a stumbled upon opprtunity with the local Books from Birth program that I discovered Night House Bright House (my review) and I was surprised by how much I truly enjoyed the collage style book. Then last year when Monica offered me to read Colors for Zena, I was intrigued and excited as well – it is another fabulous read for the keeper shelf. This year I have discovered her latest treasure in My Leaf Book, in which a young girl goes in the arboretum of the world and collects and designs her own person leaf book. From pressed leaves, to leaf rubbings, and more this is delightfully inspiring!

My Leaf Book is a perfect addition to the books that we explore when we are using a tree unit study such as our experience with our previous Homeschool Legacy Unit Study. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this one. Monica Wellington has created something wonderful. I absolutely must point out the creative note I discovered on the copyright page that explicitly states that the artwork and collages were created by hand and not on a computer. This makes this all the more impressive and treasure-worthy in my opinion.

Each page throughout this book is vibrant and filled with information of quite an educational value. I’m putting this one on the keeper shelf and absolutely recommended list.


My Leaf Book Review


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About Monica Wellington

Monica Wellington was born in London and lived in Switzerland and Germany as a child. She now lives in New York City, where she teaches a class at the School of Visual Arts.

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.