The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

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Eric Carle's classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. With striking collage illustrations and simple, yet dramatic text young readers will cheer the seed's progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into a giant flower.

About Eric Carle

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Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts 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 international advertising agency. His first two books, 1,2,3 to the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.
Published January 1, 1987 by ALADDIN PAPERBACKS Simon & Schuster. 30 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Fiction

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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."

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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 throug

Aug 19 1991 | Read Full Review of The Tiny Seed

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PW wrote, "The pages, like the seed pod, burst with color in this picture book that admirably conveys the miracle of a seed." Ages 4-8. (Apr.)

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PreS-Gr 2—Seeds float on the breeze through a variety of biomes and across the four seasons as listeners explore the life cycle of one tiny seed. This book has remained in print since its original publication in 1987 (S. & S.) because it is replete with so many concepts beyond the flower life cyc...

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