One Little Seed

by Elaine Greenstein

Each of these cozy little books is appealing to hold, look at, and listen to. One... read more

Each of these cozy little books is appealing to hold, look at, and listen to. One Little Lamb begins with a playful lamb whose wool is cut, combed, spun, dyed, and then knit into a pair of mittens that the young child narrator wears “when I visit the lambs.” The simple, pleasing story comes full circle in 52 words. It takes only 36 words to come back to the beginning idea in One Seed, in which a seed is planted, tended, warmed by the sun, and watered by rain to eventually reveal a beautiful bloom—and another seed. The text in both books appears in large black letters on white—just a handful of words on each page. The opposing page of each two-page spread features an inviting, colorful painting, one element of which provides a small, graceful detail on the text in these intimate books perfectly sized for small hands. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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