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Big Seed, The Hardcover – September 1, 1993
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From Kirkus Reviews
Bess, smallest in her class, is constantly being shoved out of the way or left till last. When she chooses a seed to plant in a milk carton, she picks a big one; she's not sure what it is, but remembers small yellow flowers on the packet--``Marigolds?'' suggests nice stepfather Charlie, the only person who seems to listen to Bess. The plant outgrows all others at school; once home and outdoors, it really takes off, but again no one listens to Bess until nearly fall, when Charlie finally identifies the giant: a sunflower. And Bess, too has grown, as Mother points out--``Why, Bess...you're not too small...You are our own dear Bess.'' A warm, nicely shaped story about self-acceptance. Hoban's cozy, cartoon-style illustrations are just right. (Picture book. 4-7) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Lillian Hoban was the author and illustrator of many favorite I Can Read books, including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee. She also illustrated many picture books, including the classic stories about Frances. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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