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The Carrot Seed Paperback – 30 Apr 1989
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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"
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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.See all Product description
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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.
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This book is deep. It explores the complex nature of family and gardening technique. The obvious question when reading this book is whether the bumps on the boy's head is his hair... Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 2014 by Zero
I relied on reader reveiws to select a couple of books for my little one. I was so disappointed with this one though that i returned it to amazon.Published on 5 Feb. 2012 by morgansmom100
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.Published on 27 Oct. 2008 by tortoisepetal
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... Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2006 by Amazon Customer