Building self esteem in kids through books
This is an adventurous tale that follows the life-cycle of a leaf named Jack from spring through fall.
Jack has hopes of becoming the perfect fall specimen, worthy of a collection, until the elements of nature shape him in unexpected ways. He learns to deal with the disappointment by patiently accepting the way he is, while still trying to be the best that he can be.
In the end, Jack is grateful as his final shape is revealed and he realizes that he is more special than he could ever have imagined.
Kathie Knerl was in awe of the gigantic size and vibrant color of the Maple leaves she found in Missouri. As she began searching for the perfect leaf to take to her little granddaughter, she soon realized that every leaf she picked up was blemished in some way. Having a vivid imagination, she began a story about a leaf to tell her granddaughter. So “Jack” was born.
The rest is his story.