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The Carrot Seed 60th Anniversary Edition Paperback – December 28, 2004
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This is a timeless classic that has been known and loved by children and parents for years.
A young boy is told by his parents, competition and his big brother that his carrot will not grow. After a long time of pulling weeds, watering and patience the carrot finally grows, and it is huge.
The author Ruth Krauss was born in 1901 is also the author of A Hole Is To Dig; I'll Be You and You Be Me; Charlotte and the White Horse; and many other childrens classics.
The simple pictures and the simple story line makes this a sure winner for little kids. The repetitive nature in the beginning leads to prereading skills. The moral is lovely.
I like books that you can use as a jump start to other activities. We planted beans the other day to see if they would grow. Very nice book.
As the little boy is repeatedly told his efforts are in vain, he quietly goes about his business and, in the end, he is rewarded for his labor. You can use this story to help your children overcome the naysayers they are sure to encounter in life. (Of course, they will also need to learn the value of listening to and heeding wise advice - but that can always be taught from another story.)
A long time ago, BC, Before Children, I never would have considered "Horton Hears a Who" a long book, but after trying to read it, tired, to a 2 year old, I found out how long some of the classics are.
If you have little ones, forget the long books, find short treasures like "The Carrot Seed", "Harold and the Purple Crayon", "Are you My Mother?", and the Sandra Boynton books. You'll have time later for the longer books.
"The Carrot Seed" is perfect for beginning readers around the age of three. It is as short as the words used to write the story, and will help children learn to read. It will also provide a moral lesson for the reader, the adult included, which teaches that patience is indeed a virtue; and that hard work and determination can make a world of difference. It also teaches us that just because an adult tells a child something cannot be accomplished, does not always make it so.
I recommend this story not only for children, but for adults; for adults can still learn this moral lesson, along with their children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was given this book in the 1950's when I was a child, it came with a record. The record is gone but I still have the book. I loved it so much and still do. i am 67. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mary paquette
As a very young child I had a yellow 78rpm record of The Carrot Seed. I can still, 60 years later remember the "songs" each family member sang to discourage the boy from... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a very simple book, and a great book for readers who are beginners, but it's also a classic.Published 9 months ago by Mike