Book Review: The Little Yellow Leaf

written and illustrated by Carin Berger

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The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger is an adorable picture book that addresses fear, trust and friendship. It’s a great choice for children who have anxiety and also a great choice for an autumn book pick!

“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?”

Children will love the simple illustrations and many will find an ally in Little Yellow Leaf.

Little Yellow Leaf holds on tight when all the other leaves on his tree fall to the ground or are tossed high into the autumn sky, dancing away on the wind. He isn’t ready yet.

Little Yellow Leaf continues to hold on tight as a chill begins to fill the night air and snow falls lightly across the forest floor. He still isn’t ready.

And then one day, with all the other leaves gone, Little Yellow Leaf looked up high in his tree and spied another little leaf. He’s was not alone! The other leaf was holding on tight too!

They meet and decide to combine their courage. Soon, they decide to let go and set sail on the waiting wind, floating away, together.

This sweet storyline is sure to be a conversation starter and teachable moment for parents and children.

The mixed media illustrations are lovely and fun. A wonderful book that will encourage children. I wish I’d had this one in our family library when my children were young.

The Little Yellow Leaf

Carin Berger’s website can be found here. I encourage you to check it out! It’s full of fun and loaded with mixed media illustrations. (My favorite!) She has written and illustrated over 10 books, including her brand new release, A Curious Menagerie: Of Herds, Flocks, Leaps, Gaggles, Scurries, and More! 

Happy reading!

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