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When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colorful leaves...just trying to go home.

Maybe he needs some help?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 270 x 230 x 10.16mm | 340.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911171313
  • 9781911171317
  • 69,181

Review quote

"A timely story, one that yields multiple interpretations and meanings, from the "othering" of unfamiliar populations and those seeking refuge from a changing world to the impacts of climate change.Dieckmann beautifully weaves together some of today's most difficult themes into a deceptively simple tale."
-Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"A beautiful debut from Flying Eye [...] the intricate images, filled with polychromatic leaf-patterns and dynamic stillness, are too good to miss."
-The Guardian

"A beautifully illustrated story with several great discussion points: loneliness, misunderstanding and fear, bullying, global warming, and environmental protection."
-Little Cub Literacy

"I love the subtle important lessons expressed in this book such as xenophobia and climate change, issues I as a parent want my children to care about... Leaf is a treat in any collection and one I'm glad to have in our home."
-Kids Lit is Lit

"a great starting point to talk to the little ones about the effects of global warming."
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About Sandra Dieckmann

Sandra Dieckmann is a London-based artist, illustrator and potter. She is best known for her colourful, patterned and intricate drawings of nature and wildlife. In 2011 Sandra was chosen by Oscar-winning animator and illustrator Shaun Tan as the Emerging Talent in Illustration for her image 'Fox Tree'. She runs a hugely succesful Etsy store and also sells her work through her studio, Mama Wolf, in East London.
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Rating details

522 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 44% (230)
4 36% (188)
3 17% (90)
2 2% (13)
1 0% (1)
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