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Some seeds are whisked away by the wind, while others are carried by creatures to their destinations. Once seeds find their spot, they go through breathtaking transformations, multiplying in number and size and thriving in even the most unseemly places. We humans plant seeds, too, and with care we can cultivate and nurture something wonderful, whether by sowing a seed in the earth or by choosing our own seeds of kindness to spread around.

In this stunning picture book — part literal story about seeds, part metaphorical story about friendship and acceptance — the creator of Trees and Birds presents another ode to the beauty around us and the potential within us. Lemniscates' segue into an argument between two girls about a basket of fruit highlights how our choices can grow fond friendships or bitter rivalries. With colorful mixed-media artwork that helps readers follow how a seed germinates into a plant, and how kindness grows into a strong friendship, this book offers fascinating depths for kids to explore.

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"Mimicking its subject, this narrative goes through its own 'breathtaking transformation,' from a science-focused discussion of seeds — how they travel, grow, multiply, and find ways to thrive against the odds — into an intriguing philosophical exploration of seeds as a metaphor for human behavior.... Lemniscates’s canny tale holds an appealing message: 'Seeds can only bring what they carry./ Pumpkin seeds bring pumpkins; kindness seeds bring kindness.// You have lots of seeds, and you get to decide.../ which ones to help grow.'" — Publishes Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 7
Author Carme Lemniscates
Illustrator Carme Lemniscates
ISBN 1536208442
Publication Date Mar 17, 2020
Publisher Candlewick Studio
Language English