One Leaf Rides the Wind: Counting in a Japanese Garden

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A young girl makes her way slowly through a Japanese garden where she spots one leaf, two carved temple dogs, three miniature bonsai, and four startled birds. This counting book introduces the youngest readers to the beauty and hidden secrets of a Japanese garden. It also introduces haiku, with ten poems that are simple and straightforward. The rhythmic haiku appear in a context that will make perfect sense to young readers. Each page contains additional information about the scene shown, and with lush illustrations, the loveliness of the garden can't be ignored. This is a picture book that works on many levels.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Just about perfect, imo. It's lovely, and educational, but because it's not oversized, and because it has lots of white space, and because it has an active child with whom the young reader can ... Read full review

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User Review  - paulavev - LibraryThing

Counting…one leaf, two temple dogs, three miniature pots. So simple, yet at the same time so rich is the opportunity for enhanced learning and deepened cultural awareness represented in this unique ... Read full review

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