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The Carrot Seed Paperback – 30 Apr 1989

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Product details

  • Paperback: 25 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 60th edition (30 April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064432106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064432108
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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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.

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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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By Jan on 10 Feb. 2014
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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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Loved this as a child, so when I saw it had to buy it for my kids
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A very simple book, with basic illustrations and only a few words per page -ideal for two to three year olds who like the repetitiveness and predictability of the story.
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Good story
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Great quality and a quick delivery but book was very small
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Nice book, small and easy to understand, great!
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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.
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