One Leaf Fell
by Toby Speed
Illustrated by Minerva McIntyre
Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1993
Most stories about leaves begin in spring when they are little buds. The buds unfold, all greeny-yellow. They grow to full size and turn a deeper green. When autumn comes, they turn orange, red or brown. They fall off the tree and blow away. And that’s the end of the story . . . most of the time.