Jennifer: Lonely Little Leaf follows the last leaf of an old oak tree who wants to fall, but cannot. Many forest friends come along to encourage the leaf to come down. The leaf does not realize photosynthesis is diminishing, changing the leaf from a beautiful green into a deep red. Once the transformation is complete, the leaf finally falls.
What was the inspiration for this book?
Jennifer: I was inspired to write the story one fall day when I went outside to play with my daughter and noticed a single leaf on an oak tree fluttering in the wind. At first I thought, how sad, but then realized that it still needed to change it’s color. I thought, what a wonderful parable of waiting on God’s timing.
What medium did you use for illustrating this book?
Jennifer: Lonely Little Leaf uses a combination of cut paper and painted tissue paper. I have always enjoyed cut paper and the folk art style it gives.
Jennifer: My favorite part is when the leaf awakes and finds that it has fallen.
What is your favorite illustration from the book?
Jennifer: My favorite illustration is the wise old owl. He looks quite distinguished, full of knowledge and ready to share it.
Did you have to do any research for this book?
Jennifer: I had to do research on the physical attributes of the animals within the book to truly capture their characteristics and voice.
Is this your first published book?
Congratulations! We’d love to hear more about you.
Jennifer: My passion for writing includes children’s picture books, young adult novels, screen plays, and very detailed grocery lists!
Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for Lonely Little Leaf?
Jennifer: I will be visiting the Crossroads Christian Academy, located in Marquette, Michigan to share the Lonely Little Leaf on March 19th.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming Lonely Little Leaf events?
Jennifer: Readers can visit http://www.jenniferprus.com/ for the most updated events.
Thank you for stopping in to share Lonely Little Leaf with us. Readers can purchase a copy direct from GAP’s website. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.