Red Leaf Yellow Leaf
by Lois Ehlert


In Red Leaf Yellow Leaf, a young child observes the life cycle of a maple tree, from a fallen seed that sprouts in the woods to being transplanted and sold at a nursery to being replanted and cherished in a new home (the narrator's).

Ehlert's vibrant, mixed media collages are spectacular!  We read this book aloud in the fall, but it'd also be a nice for lessons on trees for kids in K-3.

A Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Award winner!

Interest Level:  K-Gr. 3            DRA Level: 16                  Lexile Measure:  AD680L
Grade Equiv:  3.3                   Guided Reading:  J

See Inside Red Leaf Yellow Leaf

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  Fans of Lois Ehlert will recognize her trademark simple but vibrant illustrations.


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