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The Little Yellow Leaf [Hardcover]

Carin Berger
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Book Description

26 Oct 2009

As all the other leaves float off and fly past, Little Yellow Leaf thinks, I'm not ready yet.

As the seasons change all around, Little Yellow Leaf holds on to the tree. Still not ready.

Will Little Yellow Leaf ever be ready?

This is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown—and a celebration of the friends who help us take the leap.


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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (26 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061452238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061452239
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 19.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Her cut-paper collages are made using ephemera, such as catalogues, old books, receipts, letters, and ticket stubs. In a starred review, Kirkus said of her Forever Friends, "Sophisticated, sensitive, and accessible, this picture book will offer new insights and pleasures with each season." The Little Yellow Leaf was a 2008 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books selection, and in a starred review, Publishers Weekly called her A Perfect Day "lovely." She is also the illustrator of the acclaimed Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, both by Jack Prelutsky, among other books. She lives with her family in New York City.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Wedding reading 4 Jan 2014
By Matt
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Had this reading at our wedding, Wanted something more then a scrap of paper for it to be read from, the book worked great. Afterwards our guests passed it round and signed it for us which was a lovely surprise gift/use
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 1 Sep 2013
By sayuri
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This is a lovely children's book with beautiful illustrations and a wonderful message. My flower girl read an extract from this book at my wedding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 11 Aug 2013
By PJ
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I give this book 5 stars because it is so beautiful. The illustrations are exquisite. It's just such a lovely little book. My sister is reading it at my wedding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Yellow Leaf 14 Oct 2008
By Alice H. Beall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Little Yellow Leaf is a book to be read over and over again. As an ex east coaster and visual artist, I am immediately swept into the beauty and desolation of fall which is exquisitly rendered by Carin Berger from the simplicity of the story to the complexity of understanding of her medium. Not having a young child in the house, I enjoy the book from the point of view of an adult and an artist and am so happy that it arrived in the fall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a stunning picture book 30 Sep 2008
By Kris Waldherr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
There is something about this book which brings tears to my eyes every time I read it to my daughter. It just works on so many levels: stunning art, poetic text, a gentle, philosophical message about transformation and trust. As for my daughter, she loves tracing the little yellow (and scarlet) leaves' journeys once they finally let go and jump into the wind. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars touching and beautiful on many levels 6 Nov 2008
By carrie leeb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
the little yellow leaf is touching and beautiful on many levelsl. it really captures the nostalgic feeling of fall and combines it with the fear of change, and the need to let go and trust that everything will be ok. visually, it's exquisite. thoughtfulness is alive in every aspect of the book, from the minute details iin each illustration, to the carefully selected words which perfectly convey the feelings of the little trepid leaf, to the encouraging and hopeful message that's conveyed. i love this book. it opens my heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Letting Go 2 Feb 2009
By Catherine W. Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
As Autumn comes, one yellow leaf clings to the big oak tree. Red and yellow leaves swirl and dance through the air, but the little yellow leaf thinks, "I'm not ready...not yet." Autumn passes, and the apples and pumpkins start to turn, but the little yellow leaf is still not ready. A chill starts to fill the air. Flurries fall. But the little yellow leaf holds on, alone. And then, a scarlet leaf, still on the icy branches, too, asks the little yellow leaf, "Will you?" The little yellow leaf says, "I will," and together they let go of the tree and "soar" and "dance" off into the sky. This beautifully simple story of friendship, togetherness and of finding the courage to let go will be loved by children of three to six years. Simple yet elegant cut paper illustrations compliment the text.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Treasure of a Book 14 Oct 2008
By Manhattan Daisy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I loved this book the instant I saw the cover. The little yellow leaf . . . is so tender. The story is just as lovely. A real treasure. I was so excited to find out that Carin Berger had done another book--my kids and I just loved "Not so True" stories. And "All Mixed Up" is like a toy, only the most gorgeous toy ever. My only regret is that my kids are growing up . . . I'm so glad that this author was here for their small childhood.
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