A Seed Is Sleepy

A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long.

Once in awhile a book comes my way that I must force my children to read as soon as it enters the house.  This is one of those books!  It immediately jumped to the top of our book pile.  Not that it was a hard sell at all!

This is the second book by the authors of An Egg Is Quiet, which I consider one of the top picture books of last year.  I think that this one is just as wondrous. 

This book continues the glory of the small and exquisite.  You can examine seeds closely from the familiar sunflower and dandelion to the exotic hamburger bean and devil’s claw.  This is a book to pore over with a child, linger over and discuss.  On the way, they will learn about the ways in which different seeds grow, how the plants grow from them, and the wonder of photosynthesis.  The text and illustrations work hand-in-hand to make the science accessible and the information inviting.  Share this with preschoolers through first graders to celebrate spring.

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