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The Tiny Seed Board book – Feb 1 2005

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Board book: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (Feb. 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068987149X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689871498
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

This picture book admirably conveys the miracle of a seed. Flower pods burst and dispatch their seeds on the wind; the air-borne seeds are subject to myriad disasters; and the ones that make it through the perils of the seasons to become mature flowering plants are still susceptible to being picked, trod upon and otherwise damaged. But nature allows for survivors, and so the tiny seed grows into a giant flower, releasing its seeds and continuing the cycle. As he has demonstrated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other books, Carle has an extraordinary kinship with nature. Here we have not just the explanation of the life of a flower, but drama, lessons of life and a lovely spirituality. This is a reissue of the original 1970 edition, with expanded, expansive collage illustrations. The pages, like the seed pods, burst with color. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost -- burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers -- trampled by playing children, picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a giant flower and, when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into the wind to start the process over again.

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By A Customer on March 13 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a very good book. I think that this is a very inspiring story to people who might think they are too small and won't amount to anything. This is not true in this case, it just takes a little longer to develop. The others develop quckly, and they end up ending quickly to. When he keeps going on, and never really gives up. He sure thinks about giving up a lot but never really does. In the end it will work out better for the person who has to try hard to get through everything, something bad is bound to happen to you. When you tr and never give up, you will succeed. You will become bigger and better than anyone who got an east way through life.
Because you had to go through so much on your journey, when everyone else had it easy,when they have to strugge to get through things, you will get to sit back and relax.
And this story demonstrates that just because you are small you can't grow bigger or can't do things. ...
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Format: Paperback
This is a great book for home use or for school - especially in Science and Character Education. For Science, use the eloquent text and engaging collages in this storybook to study the life cycle of a plant. It becomes an exciting story, a nature lesson for preschoolers and JK and SK students. Can also be used for a character trait study on perseverance - how seeds/plants can be lost or eaten, get blown away or trampled, picked ... but some survive the winter, sprout and grow. A great introduction to this concept ....in engaging language with big bright storybook pages for readalouds.
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Format: Hardcover
The tiny seed is about a small seed who starts with other seeds on a journey from a flower to it's very own spot. The story tells of how the seed moves and why it can't land in different places. The story also tells about the other plants by it and how it is so small and can't be seen therfore it will not be killed by different things,animals,people,and so forth. Now the tiny seed stands taller than trees it is finally bigger than the rest and get some recognition. This book finds ways to make learning fun.
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Format: Paperback
This book is a wonderful story about the life cycle of a seed. I used this book in my unit on plants for my 2nd grade class. It is a wonderful tool for a lesson on the beginning of a plant's life. Your students will love looking at the wonderful illustrations that reinforce the story. I highly recommend this piece of quality literature and all of Eric Carle's books for your child or classroom.
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By A Customer on Oct. 31 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you want a good book for your children and want to educate them at the same time? Yes? Then you should read this book to them it tells the kids how a read gets from the plant then the seeds spread all over. In a cycle over and over. This story tells about a tiny seed like it was any person in the world because every one is different and this seed is different from all the others.
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Format: Paperback
A treat for both child and adult nighttime-tucker-in-person. The edition in our home came with seed packets and plastic trowel for hands on gardening by my own "Tiny Seed" when she was 5.
Bloom where you're planted...and hope for kind soil.--Laurel825
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Bought this for 2 year old daughter who loves reading. Excellent book a bit further advanced for her BUT it will last her much longer. Excellent story and very cute! Eric Carle is very popular at our house.
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