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Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! Paperback – November 21, 2013
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"Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!" is about a boy bear who receives seeds from his grandfather in the mail. So he starts...a seed collection? Alright, it has its upsides. My children have learned to identify which seeds are which by the end of the first reading. Every few pages we see the bear's seed collection grow by just one seed. So I end up reading the same ones over and over. I thought they would find it boring, but no, they actually like it.
And that's all that matters in this house. Or at least it feels like it.
Buddy Bear found markers, glue, and a tiny white bag that made a "shhhh-shhhh-shhhh" sound when he shook it. There was an assortment of seeds and Buddy Bear and Mama began to talk about them. They would be the start of his collection and when he had apple slices for his snack, he added the seeds to the corn, pea, radish, and pumpkin seeds. Each day Buddy Bear learned more about seeds each time he opened a bag. One the last day Gramps' note said, "Here are some things you can sow. / Water them, watch them sprout and grow. / Though it takes a little while, / Surely this will make you smile." Buddy Bear planted the seeds and waited and waited. Just what could those little seeds grow?
This is an excellent primer on seeds and germination for young students. Each bag that Gramps sends has a marvelous rhyming message on a tag that is the impetus for a lesson that Buddy Bear and his Mama can work through. For example, in one of the bags there are six cards that show how a seed grows. Mama tells him that "Inside each seed is the beginning of a tiny plant called the embryonic plant." The artwork consists of very appealing cut paper collage work and photographs of Buddy Bear's growing seed collection. This would be an excellent addition to a homeschool or classroom library when learning about plant science.
However, I also want my daughter to know about the natural world. I want her to understand where our food comes from and to respect the earth. So even though I didn't really think this book would be too exciting, I decided to give it a try.
I was dead wrong!
This is a truly wonderful little book. The illustrations are just adorable. Buddy Bear and his mom are so cute. My daughter loved learning about the different types of seeds and learning how plants grow. She was practicing the words germinating and embryonic all night after reading this. By the end of the book, my daughter could recognize each seed in the story. She especially loved how, each day, Buddy and his Mom would eat something with seeds. She excitedly starting listing all the things she knew that had seeds in them.
I have only one complaint - now my daughter wants to go outside and grow things! Hopefully, my thumb has gotten a bit greener with time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sweet story about a little bear who receives a package from his grandfather and it sends him on a little adventure of learning. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tamara L. Laughman
This book is so informative and will easily go with any preschool or primary unit on plants or seeds! Great idea for projects too!Published on May 17, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Not only great for teaching students to read on a Kindle, but the story goes along with our public school curriculum.Published on April 15, 2014 by P L Stahler
This is a well written, informative book. I plan to use it with my 4 grandchildren ages 5.5 to 15 months to get them interesting in gardening.Published on April 11, 2014 by Gee Gee
Wonderful book for young ones. I bought it for my grandson, to read to him and he loves it....so did I.Published on March 29, 2014 by June Gibson