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Product details

  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: HarperFestival; Brdbk edition (17 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0694004928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0694004928
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 14.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) is the author of over thirty books for children, including the classics The Carrot Seed, illustrated by her husband, Crockett Johnson, and A Hole Is to Dig, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. "Ruth Krauss's intuitive ability as a writer to capture the free-spirited thought processes and laughter of young children ensures her books' widespread acceptance and timeless appeal." So concludes her entry in children's Books and Their Creators (1995).



Crockett Johnson was born in New York and spent his childhood on Long Island. He acquired his art education at New York University and Cooper Union.

For many years the author and illustrator of the popular comic strip Barnaby, Mr. Johnson also illustrated many wonderful children's books, including Ruth Krauss's The Carrot Seed. He is perhaps best remembered for his own slyly engaging books about a small boy named Harold and his journeys with a purple crayon.


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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By John E. Davidson on 8 Sept. 2005
Format: Board book
This is an excellent book for young children illustrated by Crockett Johnson who is responsible for the brilliant (although much more sophisticated) Harold and the Purple Crayon books.
It is a wonderfully simple story about a young boy who plants a carrot seed and looks after it despite his mother, father and older brother telling him that it will not grow.
I have two boys aged 4 & 1 and my family love reading it together. The older boy loves playing his part, while the younger boy loves being part of the reading experience.
Excellent
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 April 1998
Format: Hardcover
"The Carrot Seed" is a highly recommended book and if your kids don't read it in school, then ask the teacher why? With the same magic as "Harold and the Purple Crayon", this book is a great way to start kids thinking and using their imagination. You can also use it to start a science experiment and let them watch their own carrot seed grow. If you have an older child at home as well as a younger child, the kids can do this together and they will have something to share.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tortoisepetal on 27 Oct. 2008
Format: Board book
a book that encourages children of all ages to follow their instincts and do what feels right. and it's short so it makes a great bedtime story.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 Aug. 2006
Format: Board book
For some reason, I forgot about this book... Lots of water under the bridge, a few grey hairs and a daughter later, this book comes back to me in the form of an Amazon recommendation. Something about the cover says to me I remember reading this book in the school library some 30+ years ago. "OK, let's try it out on my 4 year old", I think to myself... and a few days later I am reading a story with one of the most positive messages you can give a child to my own offspring. Upon finishing, I have a lump in my throat and my daughter a look of concentration in her eyes. I close the book, and I hear the magic words "Daddy, again..." - to which I gladly oblige. And I think, wouldn't it be nice if this message was given to all those stuck in a mid-life crises or in a routine they wish to flee. Believe it, nurture your dream, and show the world you can do it if you desire to do so - no matter what they say.

And, give the message to your children.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
I am so pleased to find that this book is still around and available. I am a school librarian currently going through old stock and am really delighted that I will be able to replace my ancient, battered copy of this book. What a gem it is!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 May 1998
Format: Library Binding
This was my favorite book as a child. I still have a copy that was published in 1967 (the year I was born). Whenever I'm in a really challenging position in life (in the technology industry that happens more often than I'd like), I pull out my old, yellowed copy and read it. It is by far one of my most prized possessions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jan on 10 Feb. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nice easy read for very young with a nice moral to it without being sickly. Have used with 0-3 yr olds.
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