The author hopes that Buddy's story will serve as a learning tool for its readers. It is a book about seasons, science, color appreciation. Buddy, a beautiful leaf, he tells his story of his own struggle for patience and acceptance of his situation. Buddy learns the importance of responsibility to his family. Being rich in vocabulary and loaded with vibrant illustrations, parents will love this book for their children. The young imaginations will take flight, and their observance about the active world around them will be greatly enhanced. Beautifully written and illustrated.