The Carrot Seed: 60th Anniversary Edition by Ruth KraussThe Carrot Seed: 60th Anniversary Edition by Ruth Krauss

The Carrot Seed: 60th Anniversary Edition

byRuth KraussIllustratorCrockett Johnson

Paperback | December 28, 2004

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From celebrated children's book creators Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson comes the beloved classic story The Carrot Seed.

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...

This beautifully simple classic teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never out of print, the timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.

Ruth Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer’s Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted a child’s inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children’s literature, i...
Title:The Carrot Seed: 60th Anniversary EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.13 inPublished:December 28, 2004Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064432106

ISBN - 13:9780064432108

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and Sweet A very sweet and simple story which I don't mind reading over and over again. I'm glad he didn't give up. Simple enough for even the littlest ones to understand.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Carrot Seed This was my favourite book when I was 3 or 4. I wanted it read to me every night. I would recommend this for any child.
Date published: 2000-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny Book This book is very funny. It is about a boy that planted a carrot seed. Everything is funny. The mom says it won't come up. The father says it won't come up. The brother says it won't come up. And at the end, it comes up! And is a GINORMOUS carrot!
Date published: 2000-04-03

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A little boy just knows that a carrot will grow from the seed that he plants--whatever his family may believe--in this brief (101 words) classic story of childhood faith rewarded. Two- and four-color illustrations.

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“A cunningly paced fable about patience and standing one’s ground.” (Parenting)