for Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root and Christopher Denise
While Mama hangs the wash out
and Papa rakes the leaves,
Oliver chases a big yellow leaf . . .
Oliver is so intent on following a blowing autumn leaf that he doesn’t even notice that he’s lost his way. All alone at the edge of the woods, he starts to cry. He cries and cries - but he is still lost. And so he rubs his nose and tries to think. . . .
With characteristic warmth, humor, and a firm faith in the power of pluck, Phyllis Root quietly captures a big, defining moment in the world of a small child.