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As the leaves on the trees go from green to red and gold, two curious squirrels embrace the change of seasons!

When he wakes up one morning to find that his home tree is changing, the little squirrel is scared! Why are all the leaves falling off?
Quickly he corrals his sister and they gather up the leaves in colorful pawfuls. But try as they may to stick them back on the br
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Chicken House
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Kathryn
Nov 07, 2010 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS This story is cute enough, and gently presents a subject troubling for many children; that of change, of letting go of things, and learning to embrace something new. When the young squirrel encounters his first autumn, he is alarmed that his favorite tree is losing all its beautiful leaves and he worries until his mother explains to him that the tree needs time to rest because leaves are hard to maintain, and that the leaves will come again. It is likened to sunrise/sunset. The ending ...more
Charlotte Gray
May 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
‘Leaf Trouble’ is about a little squirrel and his family who live in a tree, although one day things start to change. The little squirrel starts to see the leaves on his tree changing colour fall off. In a panic he and friend decide to collect the leaves and stick them back on to the tree, but they keep falling off. The little squirrel is very upset, as he thinks he is loosing his home. At this point mum squirrel arrives to explain the misconception. That autumn had arrived and that is was natur ...more
Yuliana Gallardo
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book was about autumn and two little squirrels Pip and Blossom wonder why the leafs are falling.I loved the book I would like to read it to my little sibling if I had one. I recommend it to everyone because for me it was good that if there was a chapter book of that story I would like to read it because it had specific details.
Alice
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-75-stars
4.75 Stars This is a super fun book with very nice artwork! The squirrel is worried that the trees is falling apart because the leaves are falling down. He tries to put them back up.

Cute premises, nice pictures (has a really nice 3d effect) Loved it!
Diego Herrera
Oct 14, 2015 rated it liked it
i think leaf trouble is a good book because it re minded me of when i was little and how short i used to read this book in kinder garden i had a buddy that would read to me and he read me this book i reccomend this book to cris
Noah Rachal
This story involves a squirrel named Pip who is realizing the changes of season from Summer to Fall. Pip has no idea what is going on when the leaves fall from their trees, him and his sister, Blossom, try to catch literally every leaf that falls from the tree, both thinking that there must be something wrong. The mother of the two squirrels comes out and wonders what they are doing. Pip explains what they are doing and the mother laughs. She explains to them the process of the changing of seaso ...more
Hannah Lightning
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful picture book written by Jonathan Emmett. I particularly love the way he writes about subjects that can easily be implemented into learning for young children. For example, this story is about the changing seasons. A young squirrel named Pip, is worried about his home tree, as all the leaves are falling off and changing colour! Opportunity to see if the children can describe what is happening and what season is coming. Pip's sister Blossom and mother help Pip understand that the ...more
Pamela Hatch
Pip is a young squirrel experiencing autumn for the first time. He is upset because his favorite tree is dropping all it's leaves, so he quickly gathers them with the help of his sister and tries to put them back on the treek. But their mom comes and explains about trees and the seasons.

I loved the illustrations with all the colors of autumn - brown, yellow, red, and orange. There are a few pages that have a dark green background that makes it hard to read the text. And the ending is a little ab
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Elda Zelkanovic
Sep 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This is a great book to use when the season change is happening! Sam the little squirrel realizes that leaves are falling off of his favorite tree and he has no idea why. Soon his sister helps him realize that this is what happens when the seasons change and he begins to embrace it! This story has great description and would be an awesome story to introduce season to grades K through 2.
Rebecca Tuggle
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: informational
This is a great book to teach your students about Autumn and the leaves falling. It is a cute story about a squirrel trying to reattach the leaves to the trees until the mom tells him that it is normal that they fall. This would be a book I would use to start off the fall season.
Sarah Westgate
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Genre: Fiction
This book is great for Kindergarten and up. One unique feature of this book is it discusses the many different colors of fall leaves.
Eileen
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Autumn
Kristen Dutkiewicz
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Nice one for Autumn!
DiAnne Warfield
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
PJ story time 9-25-19
Erica
Squirrel has never seen leaves change colors. He's not sure how he feels about the change but finds that it might be okay after all.
Miss Erica
Squirrel has never seen leaves change colors. He's not sure how he feels about the change but finds that it might be okay after all.
Kelly
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet book about the leaves changing colors in the fall.
Marianne Lowe
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book to read to young children to introduce them to the season of Fall.
Angie
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "As the leaves on the trees go from green to red and gold, two curious squirrels embrace the change of seasons!

When he wakes up one morning to find that his home tree is changing, the little squirrel is scared! Why are all the leaves falling off?
Quickly he corrals his sister and they gather up the leaves in colorful pawfuls. But try as they may to stick them back on the branches, it's hopeless: Yellow, orange, red, and brown, all the leaves keep falling down!
It's only when their wise
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Katieb (MundieMoms)
This book came a couple weeks ago and it came at the perfect time as for preschool that week we were talking about the change in seasons. My preschoolers in my class LOVED it!!

The story follows Pip, a young squirrel as he wakes up one morning to find that his tree is changing and he doesn't understand why. We wants it to stay how it is. He hurries about picking up all the beautiful colored leaves that keep falling and tries to put them back in the tree only to have more fall again. It's not unt
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
This book came a couple weeks ago and it came at the perfect time as for preschool that week we were talking about the change in seasons. My preschoolers in my class LOVED it!!

The story follows Pip, a young squirrel as he wakes up one morning to find that his tree is changing and he doesn't understand why. We wants it to stay how it is. He hurries about picking up all the beautiful colored leaves that keep falling and tries to put them back in the tree only to have more fall again. It's not unt
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Heidi-Marie
Simple story to explain a little bit of fall to a child. If a child already knows about fall then they will love seeing Pip and Blossom running around "saving" the tree. Pictures should keep attention of a preschool crowd, as would the story. It isn't fabulously hilarious, but a good book to include in a fall theme. Plus there are times when I can ask the kids things that they will know which Pip doesn't. Worth a try.

10/3/12 & 10/4/12 I had time left in my fall-themed preschool storytime, so I u
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Tami
Oct 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Pip Squirrel was enjoying his tree home but something seemed different. The wind was a bit cooler and something weird was happening to the leaves of the tree. They were turning different colors. Things only got worst when the wind started to blow leaves right off the tree. Pip tried to put them back but nothing seemed to help.

Leaf Trouble is just in time for fall. Enjoy the beautiful colors as Pip tries to save his tree from certain doom. Read on until Pip learns the secret that you already mig
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Denise
Sep 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Pip the squirrel fears there is osmething wrong with teh oak tree he calls home when the leaves turn red, orange and yellow and fall to the ground.

This is a great book for illustrating what happens to deciduous trees in autumn. Not only is this an entertaining read, but informative as well. Pip's mom explains what is happening to the tree and the author uses a simple metaphore that aids in the explanation. The illustrations are gorgeous with a cornucopia of autumn colors. Might be a little lengt
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Tamra
A cute book about Fall. It helps "explain" why leaves fall down, though I'd prefer a more scientific explanation myself. Saying that trees need to "rest" seems a little too ... cutesy. Those kind of explanations aren't my thing. (Either there are dragons or it's science, and there's no in-between!)

Having said that, the book is cute and I think kids would think it's funny to watch this squirrel trying to put the leaves back on the tree. Silly squirrel.

2.5 stars.

(Once a month I read picture books
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Karelle Royal
Nice book about a young squirrel who becomes very frantic when the leaves on the trees begin to change color.
Science: can be used to teach about the changes in the seasons as it relates to the earth's rotation. can also be used with younger students to teach about the weather.
S/S: can be used to teach about different places around the world with different climates (tropical places=no fall vs. north america).
Brightly colored illustrations.
Ashley Ulstad
The setting of this book is in a park with a bunch of trees transitioning from summer to fall. This is my favorite Fall book. I would use this assignment to let my students understand why leaves change colors and fall of the branches. I would read the story to them and then learn a song about leaves falling down. Then we would have a visual arts assignment creating a tree and then paint leaves and transfer the leaves to a paper.
Amelia
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Kayla
Sep 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Another story that's very similar--almost too much so--to Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (which has, quite disappointingly, been retitled The Fox and the Falling Leaves). I love Fletcher, so it's hard to enjoy a book that feels so much like a stolen idea, even when its a great idea. Very cute illustrations though...I love Caroline Jayne Church.
Robin
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pip the squirrel goes a little nuts when the leaves fall off the trees. He tries to put them back, to no avail. Mom squirrel explains how the leaves will come back in the spring, like the sun sets and comes back again . . . and the leaves are the color of the sunset. Appealing patterned, collage illustrations.
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