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Book Review/Giveaway: The Little Leaf. Ends April 12th

The Little Leaf

The Little Leaf by Adam B. Shaeffer and illustrated by Turbo Qualls

About the Book: A little leaf wants to grow larger but needs help along the way. This children’s picture book contains an important lesson told in a manner that children will love and understand–growing up isn’t easy but you don’t have to do it on your own.

My Review: A small leaf attached to a branch of an ancient and mighty tree wanted so much to be like his brothers and sisters; he just wanted to grow big. One day he decided to ask the spider why he wasn’t growing, the Spider said, you just need to try harder. So he tried by stretching and expanding but nothing happened. He even drank sap from the branches and waited but still no change. Then he heard a gentle voice saying, “Have you tried leaning into the sunlight? No, the little left said to the sun.

So the little leaf leaned into the sun as far as he could go. After a few months the little leaf notices he was getting bigger. All the leaf had to do was lean and let the sun help him to grow. Like the book said, “growing up isn’t easy but you don’t have to do it on your own.” I highly recommend this book for every household that has a little one growing up.

About the Author: Adam loves reading books, writing books, even smelling books (though digital ones tend to smell of plastic). He and his wife love kids and hope to have a house full of them for years to come.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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Giveaway Ends April 12th , 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #2 – domestic diva


March 31, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. What an interesting sounding book. I like that it seems to deliver a positive message about not being alone. A definite must for children.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Mel Bourn (@MelCamino5) | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  2. This sounds like a very uplifting book for kids. Thanks for the referral (and chance to win)!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  3. This book could also be named Amelea and Mommy. My daughter will be 6 in a week and we go back and forth all the time about how things are done. I love the cover and the theme of nature to help discuss the topic. This would be a great book my daughter and I could read together or she could read to me.

    your1chef at aol dot com

    Happy Easter!

    Comment by Christine A. | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  4. What a lovely cover on this delightful sounding book…To me, it is a children’s book, but, one
    any age can enjoy! I especially like how the little leaf gets help from others, but, he doesn’t
    grow larger without doing it on his own…
    Many thanks, Cindi

    Comment by cmh512 (@cmh512) | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  5. While I liked the lesson of the book, you could also go one step further depending on the age of the child, and start to learn about photosynthesis. What a great segway into science!
    Kathy Davis

    Comment by Kathy Davis | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  6. I’m always looking for picture books with important messages, Ella! And ‘The Little Leaf’ looks like just such a book. When we read picture books to young children, we give them the opportunity to relate their own concerns and problems to the events in the book…and parents will have a chance to talk with their kids about the struggle it sometimes seems to grow up and be ‘big enough’.:)

    Comment by viviankirkfield | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  7. Growing up isn’t easy but you don’t have to do it on your own! Perfect message in a simple form for children who are struggling with new responsibilites.

    Comment by Lydia Harpe | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  8. THis book would be great to help children learn that you have to work for what you want and that others are there to help you, but life does not just hand you things. Would be a great book for children to relate to a realize they are not alone…

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | March 31, 2013 | Reply

  9. I love the sound if this. And I always say how great it is when children read and learn a lesson from that story as well. Such an important message for our little ones. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L | April 1, 2013 | Reply

  10. what a positive book; would love to share this message with my grandchildren

    Comment by cynthia | April 3, 2013 | Reply

  11. I like the lesson that this book teaches about how you don’t have to face your problems alone.

    Comment by likwan | April 12, 2013 | Reply

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