To be Like the Sun

To be Like the Sun

3.63 (136 ratings by Goodreads)
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Within every tiny seed lies the secret of what's to come. First a shoot, then a stem, a leaf, a bud--and finally a brilliant sunflower reaching high for the sun. Join a young girl as she waters and watches, celebrating the everyday miracles of growth and life.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 28 pages
  • 212.34 x 293.62 x 9.65mm | 394.63g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, color
  • 015205796X
  • 9780152057961
  • 1,316,244

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Review quote

"Addressing a sunflower seed, a small girl contemplates the transformation from seed to sunflower and back to seed again, from spring planting through winter snow. The poetic lines are exquisite, philosophical yet concrete. . . .Chodos-Irvine's bold illustrations, utilizing various ''nontraditional printmaking techniques and materials, '' juxtapose images of sunflower and sun and emphasize curving circular shapes that reinforce the recurring progression of life, the seasons and day and night. . . . The large, wonderfully patterned illustrations are perfect for sharing, and the ideas lend themselves to discussion and curriculum applications for young children." (starred review)
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About Susan Marie Swanson

SUSAN MARIE SWANSON has written several picture books and teaches poetry to children through a writers-in-the-schools residency program. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE is the illustrator of many highly praised children's books, including several she has also written. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
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136 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 24% (32)
4 28% (38)
3 38% (51)
2 10% (14)
1 1% (1)
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