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The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) Hardcover – March 10, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
This picture book admirably conveys the miracle of a seed. Flower pods burst and dispatch their seeds on the wind; the air-borne seeds are subject to myriad disasters; and the ones that make it through the perils of the seasons to become mature flowering plants are still susceptible to being picked, trod upon and otherwise damaged. But nature allows for survivors, and so the tiny seed grows into a giant flower, releasing its seeds and continuing the cycle. As he has demonstrated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other books, Carle has an extraordinary kinship with nature. Here we have not just the explanation of the life of a flower, but drama, lessons of life and a lovely spirituality. This is a reissue of the original 1970 edition, with expanded, expansive collage illustrations. The pages, like the seed pods, burst with color. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost -- burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers -- trampled by playing children, picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a giant flower and, when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into the wind to start the process over again.
Top Customer Reviews
Because you had to go through so much on your journey, when everyone else had it easy,when they have to strugge to get through things, you will get to sit back and relax.
And this story demonstrates that just because you are small you can't grow bigger or can't do things. ...
Cute book but it loses its appeal when it does not have what I specifically wanted out of this purchase. It would have been a nice little project to go along with the story.
Can I have a $1.50 credit? Since I now need to go purchase some tiny seeds?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like eric carle books but this one was just...not up to my expectations.Published 8 days ago by sarah
The book comes with seeds! Super cute. I planted them with my second grade class after reading them the story.Published 1 month ago by Brie Richard
Very cute book. I don't think mine came with any seeds but my son loves Eric Carle so we've been collecting his books little by little.Published 2 months ago by Natalie M. Golonka
My 3 year old just got this for her birthday. Loved the book but there wasn't any seed embedded paper even though it says there's supposed to. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicholas W. Kelly