My Leaf Book (Paperback)
With her trademark bold, graphic style Monica Wellington has created a picture book about autumn, trees, and leaves. When the seasons change, a young narrator visits the arboretum to collect beautiful leaves of all shapes, sizes and colors. She researches the trees and leaves to identify them, does art projects with the leaves, and creates her own book with her findings. Brilliant illustrations show each variety of tree the girl encounters, from the common oak and maple to the lesser known gingko and honey locust. Like the girl in the book, young readers will be eager to make their very own leaf books. Suggestions and directions for art projects included at the end.