Leaf Trouble is deliciously descriptive and wonderfully worded with sensational sounds. It offers up a simple explanation of why the leaves fall and when they will come back. When Pip the squirrel awakens one morning to discover that the leaves on the tree are no longer green and are steadily falling to the ground, he and his sister decide they will try to put all of the leaves back on the tree. The richly-colored collage illustrations, which were created dimensionally using inks and an array of patterns and textures, offer a delightfully warm tone to this charming story that will leave readers glowing inside. A beautiful story!
Bianca Schulze, THE CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW
Through the eyes of a charming little squirrel, Jonathan Emmett shows young children that change can be a good thing ... Emmett’s story is beautifully complimented by Caroline Jayne Church’s warm multimedia illustrations, which have a unique three-dimensional component.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW
Emmett has written this in a voice that should be read aloud. His prose has depth, humor and a nice cadence ... Church’s illustrations are perfect for the seasonal tone of the book ...
A great combination of author and illustrator, this autumnal title will have you falling for it immediately.
Tasha Saecker, KIDS LIT
In Leaf Trouble, children can experience autumn from a young squirrel's point of view. The beautiful illustrations will enchant young and old readers alike.
Suzanna E. Henshon, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
If your young readers like watching the squirrels gathering acorns, then they will enjoy Pip Squirrel's story in Leaf Trouble ...
Amazing art by illustrator Caroline Jayne Church increases the appeal of this fall selection.
Monica and Kilby Young, WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL
The beautiful leaves set the perfect seasonal tone and the text is clear and inviting to readers. Emmett’s presents the changing of seasons in a way young readers can understand and makes this an excellent choice to share with your curious child.
Andrea Dochney, THE OAKLAND JOURNAL
The artwork here is brilliant ... A genuinely charming and informative book for the younger readers to explain, in their language, this wonderful miracle of nature.
Frank Hodge, HODGE-PODGE BOOKS