One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Davidson Mannis

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A young girl makes her way slowly through a Japanese garden where she spots one leaf, two carved temple dogs, three miniature bonsai, and four startled birds. This counting book introduces the youngest readers to the beauty and hidden secrets of a Japanese garden. It also introduces haiku, with ten poems that are simple and straightforward. The rhythmic haiku appear in a context that will make perfect sense to young readers. Each page contains additional information about the scene shown, and with lush illustrations, the loveliness of the garden can't be ignored. This is a picture book that works on many levels.
 

About Celeste Davidson Mannis

See more books from this Author
Celeste Davidson Mannis lives in Los Angeles, California. This is her second book for Viking. In addition to illustrating the books about Mittens, Susan Kathleen Hartung has provided the art for numerous picture books, including One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Davidson Mannis. She lives in Brooklyn, Michigan.
 
Published September 16, 2002 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for One Leaf Rides the Wind

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In her picture book debut, Mannis uses the underlying structure of a little girl in a Japanese garden as the theme for a lyrical counting book with arresting illustrations by Hartung (One Dark Night, 2001, etc.).

| Read Full Review of One Leaf Rides the Wind

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A Japanese girl in a rust-colored kimono tours a temple garden and counts its fixtures one to 10, accompanied by newcomer Mannis's haiku poetry.

| Read Full Review of One Leaf Rides the Wind

Reader Rating for One Leaf Rides the Wind
100%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 9 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review