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The Tiny Seed

The Tiny Seed (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Carle, Eric

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When the tiny seed is blown away from its parent plant, it travels a very long way. When it lands on fertile earth, the tiny seed grows and grows and grows - becoming the tallest, biggest flower for miles around. Then one day the wind blows and thousands of new tiny seeds begin t... read full description below.

ISBN 9780140557138
Barcode 9780140557138
Published 2 October 1997 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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Series Picture Puffin
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ISBN-13 9780140557138
ISBN-10 014055713X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 2 October 1997
International Publication Date 28 August 1997
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Carle, Eric
Series Picture Puffin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 201mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 152g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Seeds, Dispersal, Pictorial works, Juvenile fiction, Plants
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When the tiny seed is blown away from its parent plant, it travels a very long way - over seas, deserts and mountains. The tiny seed survives the hazards of the journey and finally falls onto fertile earth. It grows and grows, becoming the tallest, biggest flower for miles around. Then one day the wind blows and thousands of the flower's seeds begin their own journeys.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Beautiful and simple. The Tiny Seed introduces young children to one of nature's most enduring life cycles. We follow the tiny seed through its initial survival after a breeze carries it away from its mother plant on a journey across fields, mountains and even the sea! Reflecting the cyclical nature of the seeds life we finish the tale when the tiny seed has grown and has tiny seeds of her own. (Ages 2 -4 years) (Kirkus UK)
US Review The unnatural history of a seed smaller than the others ( Will it be able to keep up. . . ? ) that sails on while one, flying too high, is burned up by the sun (flames, yet) and a second falls into the water and drowns. Once landed, the little seed's luck holds: it is invisible to the bird that eats another seed (though not to us), ditto the mouse wintering under the ground, and though it's a late-bloomer ( Hurry! ) it doesn't stop growing until it overtops houses and trees to become a giant flower. Comes fall it scatters its seeds to the wind, starting the cyclorama again. So scaled, the illustrations are gross in either sense of the word. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote. Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality- a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. E

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