Friday, July 31, 2015

The Seeds of Friendship by Michael Foreman - OPTIONAL

Foreman, Michael The Seeds of Friendship.  PICTURE BOOK.  Candlewick, 2015.  $17.  

Adam came from a world full of jungle and animals, but now he lives in a gray, cold city.  First in winter, he makes friends through creative snow building.  Then, at school, a little plot of garden becomes, little by little, an ever-increasing world of color.

Foreman’s book is a little slice of hopeful and a look at a small way to change a concrete jungle into a prettier world.  While I think Foreman takes the dream to the farthest extreme, it is a sweet dream that is realized every day in a community garden or a rooftop plot of land.

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

1 comment:

bdaddy said...

My 4 year old liked this, but my autistic spectrum 19 year old LOVED it. (He functions at about a 4 year old level.) I think he enjoyed the changes that happen with almost constant sky-scrapers in the background. The illistrations are original and wonderful. Fun and very sweet book. Thanks Cindy!