A blog showcasing the terrific literature a teen girl and her mom read and talk about.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
A simple, quiet story of a bear, the seasons, and interacting with nature, Leaves left me with a warm feeling inside. Each page has just a few words on it, so it would be a spacious read- aloud for young readers. The illustrations are just right, colorful and inviting, simple yet rich. I finished this book and wondered if it might be true, if bears really might create some sort of small relationship with leaves. This is a sweet read, one that I can imagine returning to with a variety of readers. Sweet.