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.
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Interest Level: K-Gr. 3 DRA Level: 16 Lexile Measure: AD680L
Grade Equiv: 3.3 Guided Reading: J
Below are sample spreads from inside this book. Fans of Lois Ehlert will recognize her trademark simple but vibrant illustrations.
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