Leaf (Hardcover)

By Stephen Michael King, Stephen Michael King (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596435032, 64pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2009

List Price: 14.95*
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A GREEN TALE FOR ALL AGES An enduring friendship sprouts between boy and plant.

When a little boy runs in a panic from a haircut, a bird sees to it that his luxuriously follicated head is put to good use and drops a single seed right on top. Time passes, and wait...could it be? Something grows. A leaf! Instead of trying to rid himself of his new living hairstyle, the boy learns how to make the leaf grow, and, in turn, winds up growing a lot himself.

About the Author

STEPHEN MICHAEL KING is an award-winning author and illustrator with many books to his credit in his native Australia, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Praise For Leaf

“Copious white space and deft use of simple lines and details make the watercolor illustrations cozy yet clever . . . This is a joyous addition to any wordless picture book collection.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Wonderful squiggly lines, patches of green and brown, gold and blue and fabulous use of negative white space make this a joy to read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The small format and serene watercolors add to the story’s charm.” —Publishers Weekly

“A delightful story of a boy’s love for his pet and for nature.” —School Library Journal