Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

Lois Ehlert

Lois Ehlert uses watercolor collage and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative and rich introduction to the life of a tree. A special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, and other facts about trees. “Children will beg to share this book over and over.”–American Bookseller

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genre Children's » Picture Book
publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
publish date September 15,1991
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  • By Nick Vassallo -

    Whatever happened to that Waking Life night planned at the lib? Bring it back, this movie made me feel like I was being born and engaged me in a way that spawned a new lease on life and then many a conversation with friends. Linklater is a brilliant director who deserved an academy award either for this movie or for boyhood or for his amazing single-handed revival and longevity-increasing continued adherence to the seventies bowl cut. Truly astounding. Everyone and their mother and their bloviated PETA-baiting pet parakeet should watch this movie. It’ll make you think! And possibly send you over the edge if you’re locked in a self-reflective genius-verging (speaking about an acquaintance here) neuroses of life examination and big question answering. So do be careful! And probably let the parakeet roam around a little more. Right on, Ric!

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