The Little Yellow Leaf

The Little Yellow Leaf

by Carin Berger

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Overview

As all the other leaves float off and fly past, Little Yellow Leaf thinks, I'm not ready yet.

As the seasons change all around, Little Yellow Leaf holds on to the tree. Still not ready.

Will Little Yellow Leaf ever be ready?

This is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown—and a celebration of the friends who help us take the leap.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061452239
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/26/2008
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 252,898
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Her cut-paper collages are made using ephemera, such as catalogues, old books, receipts, letters, and ticket stubs. In a starred review, Kirkus said of her Forever Friends, “Sophisticated, sensitive, and accessible, this picture book will offer new insights and pleasures with each season.” The Little Yellow Leaf was a 2008 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books selection, and in starred reviews, Publishers Weekly called her A Perfect Day “lovely” and her Finding Spring “exceptional.” She is also the illustrator of the acclaimed Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, both by Jack Prelutsky, among other books. She lives with her family in New York City. www.carinberger.com


Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Her cut-paper collages are made using ephemera, such as catalogues, old books, receipts, letters, and ticket stubs. In a starred review, Kirkus said of her Forever Friends, “Sophisticated, sensitive, and accessible, this picture book will offer new insights and pleasures with each season.” The Little Yellow Leaf was a 2008 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books selection, and in starred reviews, Publishers Weekly called her A Perfect Day “lovely” and her Finding Spring “exceptional.” She is also the illustrator of the acclaimed Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, both by Jack Prelutsky, among other books. She lives with her family in New York City. www.carinberger.com

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Little Yellow Leaf 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
redrobin22 More than 1 year ago
too simple for my kids
briannad84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really great and uniquely creative story! I especially liked the illustration of the tree from the top when the Yellow leaf first discovered the Scarlet leaf. My son enjoyed it!
mcphra01 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fiction Science Process:In Carin Berger's "The Little Yellow Leaf," a lone leaf hangs on throughout autumn. The little leaf claims he is "not ready," while all of the other leaves are falling to the ground.The little yellow leaf, after weeks of loneliness, spots another leaf hanging on. Together the leaves decide to fall. This book would be great to introduce season changes and how the leaves fall in autumn. I loved the illustrations. Although simple, they added color and filled the pages with brilliance. This book uses the science process skill of observation. This "behavior" by these two leaves can be observed during the colder seasons. A way to integrate this book into a science lesson would be to read the book to engage, and have daily observations of how many leaves and what color the leaves are. The science content is fairly credible. The teacher would have to explain that leaves, obviously, cannot vocalize. Also, some of the pictures are not very accurate. Overall the book was a great introduction to grades k-2 about the season changes.
LiLibrarianCK on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Autumn splashes a colorful spectrum of olive to rust along the treetops and throughout the breeze, but what happens when a lone yellow leaf is left behind? To whisk through the air without a concern is not within this leaf's freewill as he clings to an oak tree branch and whispers his first declaration, "I'm not ready yet." Though the glint of the golden mosaic sun of lined and lemon papers beckons the leaf, the chill in the night only tightens the grasp. As the last yellow leaf continues to hold fast, it is the sole scarlet leaf that extends its branch of support. The fear of the unknown in left behind in their dotted-lined tracks as they embrace the solace of soaring together. The unique mixed mediums of collage and paint add layer upon layer to both the illustrations and the simple text. For any child who may be starting school or moving on to the next grade or school, this story of courage is one that resonates with any new experience. Also a great introduction to the seasons and friendship for kindergarten and first grade. This, like an autumn branch, is one you may want to hold onto. (K-2)
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little yellow leaf hangs on to the tree through the change of seasons and weather until it is ready to let itself go with its friend, the scarlet leaf.
nancyjensen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shy, hesitant, not ready to let go, the little yellow leaf persists in holding on until long after the other leaves have let go. It's autumn and the days are changing, they're getting colder and the wind is blowing, it's time to move on. Sometimes it's hard to let go though! Carin Berger speaks to the reluctant learner or to the child who faces changes in their life and shows them in a caring way that life goes on, ready or not, and everything will be alright. I have felt this same way many times in my life. This little book is reassuring for me. I need to trust more in times of transition. This book can be used in the Pre K to grade 2 classroom to talk about the changing seasons, summer to fall to winter, and also to address the changes that are going on in students' lives, too. This book shares a calm approach to a sometimes difficult topic: change. Somehow knowing we're not alone with our dilemma helps.
Pusparani on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very charming book and a wonderful book to illustrate the fall and winter seasons. I really appreciate how this book has inspired me to not be afraid of dealing with problems in my life. It is a story about a little yellow leaf that is not ready to leave the tree she has been a part of for a long time. She is afraid to see what will happen to her after she lets go of the tree. She is still hanging on the tree, all alone. Until one day, the little yellow leaf discovers a red leaf at the top of the tree that is in the same situation as her. And then they decide to leave the tree and fly together with the wind to places they have never known.The story makes me reflect on what I usually do and feel when I have to face something uncertain. It is good to have a story read to you and encourages you to be grateful and confident to face your life.The book includes fascinating and encouraging collages. The texture is rich, and pointing out the perspective of nature that sees the struggling of a little yellow leaf to face the unknown she is afraid of. It is a powerful book which encourages spirit and confidence to anyone including young readers. I just loved it!
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the little yellow leaf is touching and beautiful on many levels. it really captures the nostalgic feeling of fall and combines it with the fear of change, and the need to let go and trust that everything will be ok. visually, it¿s exquisite. thoughtfulness is alive in every aspect of the book, from the minute details iin each illustration, to the carefully selected words which perfectly convey the feelings of the little trepid leaf, to the encouraging and hopeful message that¿s conveyed. i love this book. it opens my heart.