The Tiny Seed

The Tiny Seed

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Dazzlingly colorful collage illustrations and a simple but dramatic text tell the fascinating story of the life cycle of a flower in terms of the adventures of a tiny seed.

Carried aloft by the autumn wind, the tiny seed, along with other bigger seeds, travels far over the world. the journey is perilous: one of the bigger seeds is burned by the sun; another falls into the ocean; still another is eaten by a bird. Even after those that are left have landed on fertile ground and begun to grow, danger is near: one small plant is stepped on; one little flower is picked; but the tiny seed keeps growing almost unnoticed. Young readers will cheer at the happy outcome of this exciting tale. And they will long remember the heartening message of the tiny seed's steadfast perserverance in the face of many hazards and obstacles until its final joyful success.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 109 x 145 x 8mm | 91g
  • North Quincy, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 088708155X
  • 9780887081552
  • 3,238

About Eric Carle

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children, including The Tiny Seed, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, and his most well-known title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart, before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold nearly fifty million copies and has been translated into sixty-five languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle lives in the Florida Keys.
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Rating details

11,743 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 46% (5,362)
4 29% (3,435)
3 20% (2,369)
2 4% (446)
1 1% (131)

Our customer reviews

I purchased this and The Very Busy spider for use in my classroom and was very disappointed to receive 2 miniature books!it was not obvious when ordering and so they are a waste of money for use in a classroom!the story is great but the size is not and book depository needs to make size more
by Cheryl Taylor
Great story, however I would recommend you read the full bibliographic data before purchasing this book - it is a miniture version and very hard to read!! The larger version is better!show more
by Sarah McNamara
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