Thursday, February 8, 2018

It Starts with a Seed by Laura Knowles - ADVISABLE

Knowles, Laura  It Starts with a Seed Illustrated by Jennie Webber  PICTURE BOOK  Words and Pictures, 2017.  $18.95  Content: G.  

This book follows the life of a tree from the time the seed lands on the ground until it is full grown and it’s seeds are blowing in the wind to start other trees.  The tree is shown during the fall and the spring and the poem explains how the tree is alive.  The tree is also described as a home for all sorts of insects and animals.   

This is written as a poem and would make a fantastic read aloud.  The illustrations are simple and beautiful, complementing the words.  The only setback for a library might be the fact that the last page pulls out to show the leaf blowing in the wind, and I’m not sure how those types of pages do when used over and over again.  There are facts about the sycamore tree at the end of the book.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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