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Comments for The Tiny Seed

The Tiny Seed: 03/16/15

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The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a book I used to read to my son when he was in preschool. My daughter had other favorites, so it wasn't in our regular rotation for her at that age. Now in elementary school, the story was included in her second grade reader. When she comes across a story in school that she likes, she and I check out a copy from the library to read together at home.

In the case of The Tiny Seed we ended up reading the book together during a downpour that had us trapped at the library. California's in the middle of a terrible drought but in March we had a few whopper storms. This was one of them.

The Tiny Seed is about the flight of a number of seeds blown from a large red sunflower. As the seeds travel the world, more and more of them fall prey to the elements. The last few seeds make it to a fertile patch of ground but only the little seed survives through winter, struggling to push its way up to the surface in time for spring.

The seed's travels introduce children to different environments, the passage of time, and the life cycle of plant.

Four stars

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