If You Plant a Seed
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If You Plant a Seed

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If you plant a carrot seed ...a carrot will grow. If you plant a lettuce seed ...lettuce will grow. But what happens if you plant a seed of kindness ...or selfishness? Beloved award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 281.94 x 287.02 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Balzer and Bray
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062298895
  • 9780062298898
  • 97,789

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If you plant a carrot seed . . . a carrot will grow.
If you plant a lettuce seed . . . lettuce will grow.

But what happens if you plant a seed of kindness . . . or selfishness?

Beloved award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.
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"A timeless and delectable picture book choice."--School Library Journal "Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn."--Kirkus Reviews Nelson adeptly balances whimsical, naturalistic, and instructional ideas to create a story that satisfies on multiple levels. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)" A timeless and delectable picture book choice. --School Library Journal" Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn. --Kirkus Reviews" "Nelson adeptly balances whimsical, naturalistic, and instructional ideas to create a story that satisfies on multiple levels."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.
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Rating details

1,914 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 45% (869)
4 37% (704)
3 15% (281)
2 3% (49)
1 1% (11)
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