Leaf Man is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. The book takes readers on a creative journey through the changing seasons, using colorful collage illustrations made from real leaves.
The story follows the adventures of Leaf Man, a character made entirely of leaves. As the wind blows, Leaf Man travels through the air, observing the different landscapes and environments he encounters. He takes on various forms, such as a bird or a fish, as he passes by different trees, animals, and natural features.
Ehlert’s captivating illustrations showcase the diversity and beauty of leaves found in nature, highlighting their shapes, colors, and textures. The artwork incorporates actual leaves collected by the author, which adds a unique and tactile element to the visuals.
Throughout the book, Ehlert incorporates simple yet poetic text, describing the scenery and the transformations Leaf Man undergoes. The narrative sparks children’s imagination and encourages them to see the natural world in a creative and imaginative way.
Leaf Man is a charming and visually stunning book that combines art, nature, and storytelling. It invites young readers to explore the wonders of the outdoors and appreciate the beauty of leaves and their ability to transform with the seasons.
The book, Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, is a perfect book to introduce autumn and the study of leaves. It is also a good opportunity for children to use their senses and imagine the leaf man traveling to different locations using their different senses.
This unit includes pre and post reading discussions as well as read aloud video. It includes a walking trip activity, with art and writing extensions.