THE LEAF MEN by William Joyce is another winner from the man that has brought us ROLI POLI OLI and GEORGE SHRINKS (not to mention the up and coming Dreamworks film THE RISE OF THE GUARDIANS).
Published in 1996, THE LEAF MEN tells the fantastical tale of some garden bugs that go on a dangerous journey to save their garden and the woman who tends to it. Filled with brave battles, an evil spider queen and magical creatures that come when called, this is a book that will surely spark your kids imagination around the garden.
Joyce is quickly becoming one of my favourite children's book authors, right up there with Chris Van Allsburg. It seems every story he writes plugs right into my imagination and lights up my mind with wondrous images of things I wish were and maybe just are!
Go to your library (or the local bookstore) and pick this one out.