Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook from Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals.
Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. All leaves fall in the fall, say the other leaves. But Leif is determined to find a different way down, and with his friend Laurel, he uses the resources around him to create a net, a kite, a parachute in hopes of softening his landing. The clock is ticking, the wind is blowing. What will happen when a gust of wind pulls Leif from his branch?
In a culture that prizes achievement, kids are often afraid to fail--failing to realize that some of the very ideas that don't work are steps along the path to ones that will.
Authors: Allison Sweet Grant & Adam Grant | Illustrator: Merrilee Liddiard
Hardcover, 32, Ages 5-8. Publisher: Dial Books, September 8, 2020.