I Am a Leaf

written by Jean Marzollo, illustrated by Judith Moffatt

A simple introduction to the life cycle and functions of a leaf.

A maple leaf tells about his life cycle. He talks about the job of a leaf as making tree food. In autumn the work of his group of leaves is done and they put on bright colors and dance in the wind before they rest in the winter. The bright cut paper illustrations are simple yet support the text well. One of the Hello Reader! Science readers for preschool--grade 1.

I Like This Book

The life cycle and function of leaves is told in a developmentally appropriate way and the brightly colored illustrations provide good picture clues for emergent readers.

Pat Gramling