Macaroni Reads

Purple Leaves, Red Cherries

July 2, 2012
Rarely have we seen a book that is so lovely, so real and so poignant. The award-winning Purple Leaves, Red Cherries by Tania Elfersy and Andrea Katzman is Macaroni Kid’s top gift for new moms this summer.

This beautifully illustrated book is part poetry, part essay and part workbook that encourages new mothers to ruminate on the reflections of others who have been there done that (“why did it never occur to me that I could actually put down my baby and go to the bathroom”) and felt all the fear and joy of motherhood (“How can you already be two? I look back and breathe deeply”).

With plenty of space to capture her own musings and a tiny toolbox with “five-minute wonders” wonderful quotes, a make-your-own mini mobile and a few cherry stickers, this is, simply, an amazing gift for a new mom.