Age Range: 2 - 5 years
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; 1st edition (August 26, 2002)
Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root
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.
"Enchanting and beautiful illustrations highlight a warm and inspirational story."-Journal Inquirer
"Empowering story speaks to the importance of fostering resilience in children."-Washington Parent
"This board book edition with a simple storyline and an expressive hero is just right for very young readers."-Times-Picayune
"This satisfying story from Phyllis Root is deftly illustrated by Christopher Denise in fall shades of gold, brown, and red. A good lesson in resourcefulness."-The Plain Dealer
New England Book Show Winner
Texas Library Association 2X2 Reading List
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year