To Be Like the Sun by Susan Marie Swanson

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Within every tiny seed lies the secret of what's to come. First a shoot, then a stem, a leaf, a bud--and finally a brilliant sunflower reaching high for the sun. Join a young girl as she waters and watches, celebrating the everyday miracles of growth and life.        

About Susan Marie Swanson

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Susan Marie Swanson is an award-winning poet and the author of several children's books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE's vivid, innovative art has appeared on many book jackets and in several children's books. Her previous picture books are Buzz and Apple Pie Fourth of July, both written by Janet S. Wong. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published April 1, 2008 by Harcourt Children's Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Addressing a sunflower seed, a small girl contemplates the transformation from seed to sunflower and back to seed again, from spring planting through winter snow.

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