The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison

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The Very Last Leaf

A new story from the author of A Place for Pluto, a best-selling picture book

  • The engaging and accessible storyline hits on important social/emotional themes involving anxiety, perfectionism, and facing fears
  • The story also features a science hook related to the seasons and cycles of nature


Lance Cottonwood is the best and brightest of the leaves, but even the top students on the tree have worries. Can Lance conquer his fear of falling and just let go when the time comes for his final exam, or will he let his worries take over? In this funny and encouraging picture book, best-selling author Stef Wade (A Place for Pluto) tells an engaging story and deftly addresses social and emotional struggles many kids encounter each day…feeling anxious, wanting to be perfect, facing fears, etc. These themes combined with illustrator Jennifer Davison’s delightful characters and rich autumnal colors make The Very Last Leaf a perfect book for the start of a new school year, the arrival of autumn, or any period of transition in life.

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My name is Elizabeth. I'm a single mom raising my 2 daughters Althea and Cordelia in Kansas

4 thoughts on “The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison

  1. A lovely looking story to read to your kids! The themes of the story seem perfect for a read-aloud with children.

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