The Gold Leaf by Kirsten Hall (PGC Books) is a beautiful book – both in story and in illustrations by Montreal resident Matthew Forsythe.

The picture book sees a gold leaf appear in the forest (and a shiny one in the book itself). A squirrel notices the golf leaf first, but then all the forest animals see it – and want it – for themselves. In their struggle to possess it, the leaf is destroyed and the animals are heartbroken, wondering if they will ever see such a leaf again.

Is there a gold leaf in your organization?

The end of this book is as beautiful as the rest of it, and hopefully humans take the message to heart.