If You Hold a Seed (Hardcover)
Running Press Kids, 9780762447213, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, they can blossom into an extraordinary gift.
To be shared with those you love and those with big dreams, this book encourages us to never give up.
About the Author
Elly MacKay lives by Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada with her husband and children. She attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her artwork is sold in several stores including her Etsy.com shop, Theater Clouds. This is her debut children's book. To learn more about Elly's special illustrative process, visit her online at ellymackay.com and Twitter @theaterclouds.
Praise For If You Hold a Seed…
Ontario Library Association 2013 Best Bets Top 10 Picture Book for Children
Atlanta Parent Magazine Best Books of 2013 list for Preschool to Early Elementary
"Glowing paper dioramas are the heart and soul of MacKay's debut. . . ."
"All of [MacKay's] forethought and preparation has fittingly paid off in a story that is as surprising as it is nakedly inspirational."Jay Bushara, Huffington Post
"The magic of this debut picture book rests in MacKay's diorama-style illustrations . . . Just the right antidote for The Giving Tree."
"The book will be suitable for quiet one-on-one sharing or perhaps as a bedtime selection."
School Library Journal
"[MacKay] does show unusual sensitivity to effects of color and light."
"A magical, serendipitous story. . . . "
City Book Review
"This beautiful story is good for all young children. . . ."
Parents & Teachers, U.S. Kids Magazines
"The delight here is in the remarkable cut-paper forms that bring each scene to life. Delicate and meditative."