Leif and the Fall
By Allison Sweet Grant & Adam Grant
Illustrations by Merrilee Liddiard
Dial Books for Young Readers
Every leaf must fall come the autumn, but Leif is different. He’s a leaf who is afraid of falling from his tree. With the help of his leaf friend Laurel, Leif experiments with different ways of dealing with his fears. In the end, it’s the culmination of all his attempts that offers him the least scary outcome to his inevitable fate.
…will appeal to the read-to-me crowd …
Leif and the Fall, written by a married team consisting of a writer and psychologist, is a story to help little ones come to accept that their fears can be dealt with through a little creative thinking. They also affirm that it’s okay for children to fail in their attempts to overcome an obstacle. Merrilee Liddiard’s whimsical colored illustrations will appeal to the read-to-me crowd and clarify the story’s message.
Definitely a bedtime story that mom or dad (or grandma or grandpa) will enjoy reading and discussing with their little “leaves” who are facing challenges, especially in this year of pandemic and societal upheaval.