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The Tiny Seed (Picture Puffin) Paperback – 28 Aug 1997

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (28 Aug. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014055713X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140557138
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.3 x 28.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eric Carle is an internationally acclaimed author/illustrator of books for very young children. He has worked as a graphic artist for the NEW YORK TIMES and various advertising agencies. He now works freelance as an illustrator and is concerned withthe transition of the child from the home to the school environment. Eric Carle lives in Massachusetts.

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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jun. 2001
Format: Paperback
Eric Carle is well known for his fictional accounts of lives of mini-beasts but in The Tiny Seed he unravels the complex life history of plants. This is botany - not in a nutshell - but in a seed pod. He doesn't 'name' the seed or make it into a 'person'. Yet the reader immediately makes a connection with this living being. It is alive in a very real and exciting way. All that potential is held within the seed and as conditions are right, the life is released. It's not a new story but it is expressed in words which zing with anticipation and delight. All bound together with Carle's trademark illustrations, mixing colours and media to entice you further and further into the book. For young readers and adults sharing books with children, this book is a feast for all the senses. Enjoy!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By ELH Browning VINE VOICE on 25 Mar. 2005
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Eric Carle is great at imparting information to children in an appealing story format and in this book he covers the annual cycle of a flower from a seed. The tiny seed finds a place to grow while many others falling by the wayside, and then grows into a big beautiful flower. Finally we see, in the autumn, the demise of the flower and the release of a new batch of seeds which brings us back to the beginning again. As ever, Eric Carle's illustrations are colourful and refreshingly distinctive and the story is straightforwardly pleasing. My children enjoy following the progress of the tiny seed amongst its bigger siblings, spotting it on each page as well as the one loses its way in that particular paragraph because of snowy or arid ground for example. Also, I like it that it isn't the biggest seed that makes it but the little one against whom you'd think the odds would be stacked. There's a good subliminal message there that you don't have to be the biggest to do the best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Egerton on 30 April 2009
Format: Hardcover
An excellent story for pre-school children. A useful tool to teach science and dramatize. Received in excellent condition and the illustrations are superb!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lou on 1 Nov. 2012
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I bought this book for my preschool because I had previously bought the Very Hungry Caterpillar and all the children love it. I presumed that this book would be something similar, e.g. short sentences, easy to read, simple story. I was a little disappointed. I found this book to be quite long and the children started losing interest very quickly. I don't think it is best suited to 3-4 year olds unless it is condensed but 5-6 year olds would probably love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Noyes TOP 100 REVIEWER on 10 April 2015
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I was surprised how soon my son became engaged with this. Borrowed from the library for a topic about growing and planting at nursery, we read it first at bedtime. It's quite an exciting life-cycle story, with a whole group of seeds flying through the autumn wind, some being lost along the way to various natural circumstances (desert, sun, birds), and eventually the smallest of all growing and then blooming against the odds. The seed becomes a heroic character as children learn about the seasons, circle of life, natural dangers and all with Eric Carle's unique style of drawing.

Very well conceived, easy to read and interesting to small children, and hugely educational while remaining enjoyable. Can't wait to see what the nursery class make of this.

I would say that preschoolers will beneift hugely from this, as well KS1 classes studying nature.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dorset EYP on 12 July 2012
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Beautiful book, rich in content with fabulous illustrations. Deals with plant life cycles and seasonality (all four seasons so can be picked up at any time although it does start in Autumn)in a really engaging way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Almond on 19 Mar. 2012
Format: Board book
Got this as used but it looked new! Paid really silly price like 21p but postage was compulsory. Still worth it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Parry on 20 Jun. 2014
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Everything you would expect from an Eric Carle book beautiful pictures and a delightful easy to follow story for even the youngest children.
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