A Leaf Can Be… by Laura Purdie Salas

Today's featured review comes from our new NFPB category organizer, Jennifer Wharton, who blogs at Jean Little Library. You can read all about her in her Cybils bio, but I'll still provide you with a Fun Fact: She also keeps a blog called Storytime Extras, where she posts all the fun songs and activities she uses during library storytime.

ALeafCanBeSince it's the fall season–and, Happy Halloween, by the way!–it seemed appropriate to post a review of a book about leaves. Earlier in the year, Jennifer reviewed NFPB nominee A Leaf Can Be… by Laura Purdie Salas (herself a Cybils veteran judge, who blogs at writing the world for kids) and illustrated by Violeta Dabija. In her review, she said:

Laura Salas' poem of the many uses and beauties of a tree is illuminated by Dabija's softly glowing pastels.The poem drifts through the many functions of leaves, from shelter for
animals to collecting sunlight, producing food to becoming food.

Read the full review here.