It's always pleasant when you pick up a book that combines beautiful words, beautiful pictures, and beautiful concepts. A Leaf Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas is one such book.

While using a steady, rhythmic, rhyming sequence, Salas takes children on a journey to discover just what a leaf can be. It can be just a leaf or it can be a cradle or maybe even a ladle. The charming story and pictures show and teach children that the things all around them don't always have to be as simple as they think. This book opens up the doors to children's minds in exploring and discovering the wide world in a different way.

At the back of the book there are explanations of why a leaf can be all the things mentioned throughout the book. The book also provides definitions of harder words and future reading recommendations. These learning elements strengthen the overall experience, showing that nature and science is both beautiful and logical.

If you have some little adventurers in your life, this is the perfect book for them! The story ends with this call to action: "A leaf is a leaf - a bit of a tree. Now go and discover what else it can be!" So check out this book and find out what all a leaf can be and go on an adventure to discover more!

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