If You Hold a Seed

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If You Hold a Seed

Illustrator Elly MacKay

Running Press | February 5, 2013 | Hardcover

If You Hold a Seed is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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.


Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 in

Published: February 5, 2013

Publisher: Running Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762447214

ISBN - 13: 9780762447213

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dare to Dream If you hold a seed of an idea, a dream, or a plan, and wish on it and nurture it and never let go your dream will happen. In between you will watch your it grow and it won't look like much but it will be full of potential. While you wait and wait and wait for it to happen you will learn patience and it may look as if nothing is happening to make your dream real. And there will be times that are lonely times and hard times but as long as you never let go your dream begins to become stronger and stronger and before you know it your dream has come to be.
Date published: 2014-08-16

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If You Hold a Seed

Illustrator Elly MacKay

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 in

Published: February 5, 2013

Publisher: Running Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762447214

ISBN - 13: 9780762447213

From the Publisher

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.


Editorial Reviews

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. . . ."
—Publishers Weekly

"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."
—Booklist

"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."
—Kirkus Reviews

"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."
—ForeWord Reviews

"Simple words and beautiful illustrations teach the timeless lesson to never give up, and that with love and patience, a dream can turn into a wonderful gift."—Charlotte Parent

"Each page promises many rewards through repeated viewings, and the book seems destined to become a classic."
—Quill & Quire