a beautifully instructive book on how a seed grows. We followed this one step by step (tiny flowerpots instead of eggshells) we are still waiting for a sprout. i do not have a green thumb so my expectations are rather low. my girl, however, is hopeful.
it is spring so no, we cannot read too many gardening books. this is fun and easy with cute illustrations. And if you are doing any planting, read it outside while there is dirt under your fingernails and a smudge on your face.
the illustrations in this book are utterly delightful. my brown girl likes this brown girl’s fashion sense. for some reason she enjoys reading the poem all the way through (it can be found on the jacket cover) and then telling the story in our words when we go through the book. as we are on a cusp of a seasonal change and have been talking about seasons, this book was a wonderful teaching tool as it marks well the passage of time.