The Tiny Seed

by Eric Carle
Illustrator Eric Carle

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | August 20, 1991 | Hardcover

The Tiny Seed is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Dazzlingly colorful collage illustrations and a simple but dramatic text tell the fascinating story of the life cycle of a flower in terms of the adventures of a tiny seed.

Carried aloft by the autumn wind, the tiny seed, along with other bigger seeds, travels far over the world. the journey is perilous: one of the bigger seeds is burned by the sun; another falls into the ocean; still another is eaten by a bird. Even after those that are left have landed on fertile ground and begun to grow, danger is near: one small plant is stepped on; one little flower is picked; but the tiny seed keeps growing almost unnoticed. Young readers will cheer at the happy outcome of this exciting tale. And they will long remember the heartening message of the tiny seed''s steadfast perserverance in the face of many hazards and obstacles until its final joyful success.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 5.5 × 3.88 × 0.3 in

Published: August 20, 1991

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 088708155X

ISBN - 13: 9780887081552

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!! I absolutely adore this book! It is soooooo well written! Its pictures are absolutely beautiful! This book is a must for anyone with children! It is just that good! You should buy this book right away! I PROMISE that you will LOVE it too!
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The Tiny Seed

by Eric Carle
Illustrator Eric Carle

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 5.5 × 3.88 × 0.3 in

Published: August 20, 1991

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 088708155X

ISBN - 13: 9780887081552

About the Book

Originally published: [New York: Crowell, 1970].

From the Publisher

Dazzlingly colorful collage illustrations and a simple but dramatic text tell the fascinating story of the life cycle of a flower in terms of the adventures of a tiny seed.

Carried aloft by the autumn wind, the tiny seed, along with other bigger seeds, travels far over the world. the journey is perilous: one of the bigger seeds is burned by the sun; another falls into the ocean; still another is eaten by a bird. Even after those that are left have landed on fertile ground and begun to grow, danger is near: one small plant is stepped on; one little flower is picked; but the tiny seed keeps growing almost unnoticed. Young readers will cheer at the happy outcome of this exciting tale. And they will long remember the heartening message of the tiny seed''s steadfast perserverance in the face of many hazards and obstacles until its final joyful success.

About the Author

Eric Carle is an award-winning, children's picture book author and illustrator whose most recognized work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book. Carle was born to German parents in 1929 in Syracuse, New York. The family returned to Germany in 1935, moving to a suburb of Stuttgart. Carle disliked high school, quitting at the age of 16 before graduation. He was admitted as the youngest student to the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, an art school. After finishing at the Akademie, he worked as a poster designer for the U.S. Information Center in Germany until 1952, when he moved back to New York City. He was a graphic designer at the New York Times and later worked as an art director at L.W. Frohlich & Co. In 1963, Bill Martin, Jr. saw a poster of a red lobster that Carle had designed and asked him to illustrate Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, thus launching his freelance career. Among his many children's books are Hello, Red Fox, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, and Pancakes, Pancakes!

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A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.

Appropriate for ages: 4

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