August 2011

One Leaf Rides the Wind

Picture books about different cultures and places around the world are hot in our house (those, and world music on both YouTube and now Spotify). Recently we checked out the lovely picture book, One Leaf Rides the Wind, written by Celeste Davidson Mannis and illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hurtung. The gently illustrated book is not only a wonderful counting book for kids; it’s also a lovely introduction to Japanese culture via a haiku on each page.