The Seedling That Didn't Want to Grow

The Seedling That Didn't Want to Grow

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It's early spring and below the earth's surface seeds are just starting to sprout. One by one they stretch through the dirt and towards the sun, extending their shoots and leaves and growing tall. All except for one seedling, who isn't quite ready. Each page of this gentle but powerfully evocative book demonstrates how some of us are different. As most of the seeds transform into strong flowers, they block out the sun from the one left behind. But the little seedling persists, twisting and turning until, with the help of bird and insect friends, it finds its own place to grow and blossom. In the end.
Publisher: Munich ;, London ;, New York :, Prestel,, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9783791374291
379137429X
Branch Call Number: E FICTION Teckentr Britta 05/2020
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,31 cm.

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KristiBernard
Mar 29, 2020

When spring began to warm the earth and plants and trees, animals and insects began to explore after a cold winter, one little seedling seemed to struggle. A lady bug, butterfly and ant were there to watchover and encourage the little seedling to grow. As the little plant grew it began to search for more sunlight. It grew and flourished and so did its friends. As the seasons changed and winter returned, the friends had to say goodbye until next spring.

This gentle story with its colorful images of greens, browns, yellow and reds, takes young readers on the journey of a plants life through the changing of the seasons. Parents, teachers and caregivers can use this tool to discuss plants and the four seasons. A great activity would be to have kids plant seeds of their own and watch them grow.

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