Title: Plant the Tiny Seed
Author: Christie Mathson
Recommended for: Preschool – 3rd grade
Call Number/Link: E MATHESON, C.
Synopsis: How do you make a garden grow? In this playful companion to the popular Tap the Magic Tree and Touch the Brightest Star, you will see how tiny seeds bloom into beautiful flowers. And by tapping, clapping, waving, and more, young readers can join in the action! Christie Matheson masterfully combines the wonder of the natural world with the interactivity of reading.
Beautiful collage-and-watercolor art follows the seed through its entire life cycle, as it grows into a zinnia in a garden full of buzzing bees, curious hummingbirds, and colorful butterflies. Children engage with the book as they wiggle their fingers to water the seeds, clap to make the sun shine after rain, and shoo away a hungry snail. Appropriate for even the youngest child, Plant the Tiny Seed is never the same book twice—no matter how many times you read it!
And for curious young nature lovers, a page of facts about seeds, flowers, and the insects and animals featured in the book is included at the end. Fans of Press Here, Eric Carle, and Lois Ehlert will find their next favorite book in Plant the Tiny Seed.
My thoughts: I think this book was so cute and had great rhyming sentences. It is very interactive and would be perfect for any storytime: lapsit, toddler, preschool or Family. I like the fact that the children can participate by doing an action for each page, while the colors and illustrations are engaging while covering a science topic. Great book for parents or any type of teachers that want to teach how plants grow.