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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.
I received a copy of this picture book from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review.
Seeds is a delightful spring story that blends scientific knowledge with a story of friendship. The first part of the story describes the journey of seeds as they begin to take root. The lyrical text shares information about how and where seeds can take root. They can be blown by the wind, and thrive in difficult circumstances. The story takes a surprising turn to discuss social and emotional learning. I loved the themes of kindness, understanding, and friendship. Carme did a beautiful job of connecting the themes in a way that children can recognize and appreciate. The illustrations are bright and creative. I loved how each page captured small details that were important to the story. This is a fantastic book to share as a read aloud. It also creates a perfect conversation starter on how we can be kind to each other.
Ages 5 and up
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