Read If You Plant a Seed Online Free - Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.
With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.
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December 05, 2015
A rabbit and a rat plant a garden.
Some people will argue that this is a mouse, but I prefer rats so it's going to be a rat in my review. Capische?
So this is one of those "sharing" books that makes me uncomfortable (along with The Giving Tree and The Rainbow Fish).
A rabbit and a rat plant a garden...
June 11, 2017
Plant seeds of kindness!
April 02, 2015
I find myself very conflicted by this book.
The illustrations are beautiful - I have no qualms about this at all. I smiled, I laughed, I did all the things you're supposed to do with a wonderfully illustrated picture book.
But the message.
The rabbit and the mouse planted their seeds, and took care...
December 07, 2015
I read a review copy at work when I had the title in a cart to buy. Gorgeous illustrations! However, the message seemed pretty heavy handed and preachy and I was disappointed by the lack of subtlety. The stunning illustrations cannot make up for the thundering message to treat seeds as opportunit...
November 10, 2015
I've been reading most the picture books nominated for the goodreads choice awards. All of them have impressive illustrations but the ones in his book are paintings and boy are they gorgeous. More importantly, though some of them made me chuckle, this is the one I'd want to buy for my (hypothetic...
March 04, 2015
Gorgeous & clever illustrations accompany a sweet story with a simple message. Loved it!
March 02, 2015
Stunning illustration and a simple, wise message.
March 12, 2015
For many years every spring the classrooms would be filled with bouquets of daffodils. A retired teacher, a life-long resident of the community, had huge expanses of her property planted in daffodils. Passersby often believed they were looking at a vast yellow carpet moving in the mild breezes. S...
March 12, 2015
When an artist in any medium does something spectacularly well, maybe better than anyone else, it's natural that we want them to keep doing that thing. Kadir Nelson's 2014 picture book, Baby Bear, was lovely. But I was disappointed that he had moved away from African American subjects (Nelson Man...
September 25, 2015
When I previewed this book, my daughter came running to see what had me so delighted that I would exclaim as I turned each page. The art here captivated me entirely. The lesson is gently told, and the sheer lack of words just invites you in to tell the story in your own way. This is a book meant...