If You Hold A Seed

If You Hold A Seed

Book - 2013
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A young boy plants a seed that, with water, sunlight, care, and patience, grows into a strong, tall tree.
Publisher: Philadelphia : RP Kids, c2013
ISBN: 9780762447213
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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I came across this picture book by chance and I am grateful for this wonderful encounter. To me, a picture book, no matter how good the written content is, also has to have a very strong visual component. If You Hold a Seed kept my eyes drawn to every detail in the illustrations and I was savouring the beauty of the artist’s vision and how well it manifested in simple, yet warm and touching images. We need more picture books like this! – where pictures really do the narration. As for the story itself – it’s full of hope, patience, believing, and succeeding. I give a solid ‘A’ to Elly MacKay for writing and illustrating this gorgeous children’s book. (Submitted by Mariya)

Sep 17, 2018

Good story.

mvkramer Apr 22, 2017

A tree and a boy grow together through the years with patience and care. Lovely title.

Feb 04, 2016

A book to teach children to learn the nature view of a plant from birth to growing. The final outcome is positive and has a lovely impact. This is one of the books I would pick up again for a re-read for my children

VanovskaN Jun 29, 2014

Nice story :)

Apr 23, 2014

This is good store I love the good

KRockstar10 Aug 14, 2013

The story is so nice and I liked the pictures--except for the little boy! He looks like a dead baby or a creepy doll for the first few pages. I couldn't quite get past that.

forbesrachel May 16, 2013

This may be about the life cycle of a tree, but it also is also about a boy that grows up in its company. Very simple, but informative.

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