Even though my kids are grown and gone, I still have children's books around the house. I have classics that I read as a kid, books I read to my kids and now I read to my grandchildren when they visit.
I thinks this book is a real treasure. It's called Leaf Magic, by Margaret Mahy and was written in the 1970s.
This book is about a boy who wants a dog but finds instead that he is being followed home by a big orange leaf. The rest is magic. :-)
Leaf Magic by Margaret Mahy