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The Carrot Seed Board Book Board book – 17 Jul 2014

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Product details

  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 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: 393,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In this cunningly paced fable about patience and standing one's ground, a little boy plants a carrot seed, weeds and waters the spot, and waits for something to happen. A parade of nay-sayers drop by to tell the boy, 'I'm afraid it won't come up.' The big moment is a stupendous surprise...the little hero's homegrown triumph." -- "Parenting" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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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 ...

First published in 1945 and never out of print, this 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.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My kids fought over this book for thirty years, they still nick it from each other's houses and read it to their own kids. For some reason it hits just the right spot for anyone from two to forty two. When they hit 52 I'll update.
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