One Leaf Fell

One Leaf Fell
by Toby Speed
Illustrated by Minerva McIntyre
Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1993
Ages 3-7

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.