An ordinary little leaf on a tree is struggling to find its purpose. The leaf watches baby birds break out of their shells and grow until they learn to fly, while caterpillars wrap themselves in silk and emerge as magnificent butterflies. Should the leaf be changing, too? Then one day, the leaf has become a beautiful crimson color. Exploring the cycle of the seasons and questions about maturity and finding one's purpose for readers 5 to 8, this thoughtful story is illustrated in serene watercolors by Jessica McClure.
Once Upon A Tree
Author: Dawn Jarocki & Soren Kisiel. Jessica McClure, illus.