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Lois Ehlert
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Ages: 3 -7
ORDER: HARDCOVER (September 2005)
LEAF MAN

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.

Nuts to You!
Ages: 3 -7
ORDER: HARDCOVER
NUTS TO YOU!

Itís summer in the city, and a rascally squirrel is up to all sorts of tricks. He digs and eats and zips and hides, but when he sneaks inside an apartment window, itís time for a nutty solution to get him out. Labels identify plants, birds, and insects on each page, and a glossary at the back of the book offers factual details about squirrels.

Pie in the Sky
Ages: 3 -7
ORDER: HARDCOVER
PIE IN THE SKY

Do pies grow on trees? Join a father and child as they watch over their backyard cherry tree--and all the colorful living things surrounding it--throughout the seasons. At the end of the summer, they harvest the cherries together and make a delicious pie for the whole family to enjoy.

This stunning new book from bestselling author Lois Ehlert features color concepts, backyard natural history, vibrant collage illustrations, and, best of all, a recipe for making cherry pie. Yum!

Waiting for Wings
Ages: 3 Up
ORDER: HARDCOVER
"Out in the fields, eggs are hidden from view, clinging to leaves with butterfly glue.
Soon caterpillars hatch. They creep and chew. Each one knows what it must do..."

And so begins the life cycle and journey of the magnificent butterfly.

"Waiting for Wings" begins with small pages that represent the egg, chrysalis and caterpillar stages, and blossoms into bright jewel-tone double-page spreads of butterflies and flowers. Each page adorned with peaceful and simple rhyme...

"We watch them circle, land on their feet, unroll their tongues, and begin to eat."

The book includes butterfly and flower indentification pages as well as butterfly information: What is a butterfly? How does a butterfly begin its life? How does a butterfly eat?

Lois Ehlert has once again created an extraordinarly splendid nature book.

Planting a Rainbow
ORDER: HARDCOVER
ORDER: PAPERBACK
ORDER: LARGE PRINT
ORDER: Lap-Sized Board Book (March 2008)
Bulbs, Seeds, Seedlings
Plant them.
Watch them grow into
a Rainbow.

Awareness/Discovery
Sharing
Activities/Outdoor Education

For Ideas: The New York Botanical Gardens

Ages: 4 - 8

Oodles of Animals
ORDER: HARDCOVER
(May 2008)
In this exuberant collection, Lois Ehlert celebrates the animal kingdom with quirky, playful rhymes and bold collage illustrations that perfectly capture the spirit of each creature. Sixty-four of her favorite animal friends are here, from hamsters to monkeys, geckos to mountain goats--and with its clever combination of fact and wordplay, this stunning volume is as fun to read as it is to look at.
Activity Sheets
Ages 3-6
Growing Vegetable Soup
ORDER: HARDCOVER
ORDER: PAPERBACK
Great way to encourage
children to "eat" veggies.

Awareness/Discovery
Sharing
Activities/Outdoor Education

Recipe Included

Age: Preschool