This is the cover I used for the rhyming leaf book. I put 2 on a page so after xeroxing I can just collate and cut it in half to make 2 books at a time.
I found a way to save the originals of this book as a pdf file. If you are interested in printing it off please click the following link – thanks!
What I love about this book is that it introduces a simple pattern that you can use over and over again – like Brown Bear Brown Bear! It also is a great way to introduce rhyming because the words are so simple and easy to hear the sounds. I start the year doing this Leaf book but then change it to Pumpkins by the house… Snowman by the house… Hearts by the house…, etc.
The small pictures give a reminder clue about the word. After acting this out and reading it several times with the children they can independently use the words and picture cues to add a simple cut and paste art project to each page. Then they individually read it to me before taking it home to read with their families.
Please forgive this but I spent a LOT of time trying to figure out how to flip these pictures and finally gave up – so I am posting them sideways – did I mention I really don’t know much about this stuff? But I wanted to give you an idea of the finished books.