Plant a Little Seed (Hardcover)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596435506, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
With a little help from a watering can, bright sunlight, and a lot of patience, two friends plant seeds in their community garden and watch how they grow. Slowly, the seeds turn into sprouts, which grow into stems, followed by leaves and buds! The garden will soon be teeming with life and ready for a harvest season celebration. But until then, the children water and wait and dream . . .
About the Author
Bonnie Christensen (1951-2015) brought many aspects of American and world history into focus for young readers through such celebrated picture books as Elvis, Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol, a Bank Street College Best Book and a Booklist Top Ten Biography, the Scheider Family Book Award winner Django and Woodie Guthrie: Poet of the people, a Boston-Globe Horn Book Honor Book and a New York Times Notable Book. Her beloved books continue to captivate generations of new readers
Praise For Plant a Little Seed…
“…poetic and evocative…” —School Library Journal
“From its handsome title-page introduction of fourteen vegetable-garden plants to the useful facts and tips arrayed on seed packets on its last page, this is an inspiring celebration of planning, growing, and enjoying the results of a community garden.” —Horn Book Magazine
“…[a] fresh celebration of gardening as food for both body and soul.” —Kirkus
“…a quiet yet engaging presentation that is sure to inspire gardening attempts by young readers. The generous size of the book and the illustrations also make this a good choice for small-group sharing.” —Booklist
“Christensen's (The Princess of Borscht) sturdy, wood engraving–style illustrations show carrots, pumpkins, chard, and beans that look good enough to eat…” —Publishers Weekly