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A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis
  • June 2022
  • 978-1-912650-93-4
  • 230x 230mm
  • 40pp £12.99
  • Age 3+
  • World ex US and Canada
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A Seed Grows

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Understand how a seed becomes a sunflower by peeking beneath the soil and wait patiently as winding roots grow, a stalk inches out of the earth, and eventually new seeds emerge among blooming petals.

There is a striking fold-out spread of a full-grown sunflower, and additional material explaining the science of plant life cycles, a quiz and activities.

Praise for this book

'Reminiscent of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this is a simple - and surprisingly moving - depiction of a seed becoming a sunflower. A lovely book for babies at bedtime.' i-newspaper - 30 best kids books for summer

'This book is vibrant, it bursts with life, its text follows a gentle rhythm and all aspects of it will appeal to its young audience' Armadillo

'An exquisite inspiration for EYFS wall displays and cross-curricular literacy and art 'things that grow' topics. There's also an impressive and clever sense of perspective that will intrigue younger readers and the vertically unfolding 'until it forms a bud' page is a delightful twist in this narrative nonfiction tale.' School Reading List

'Fresh and original approach to exploring the natural world through lyrical words, outstanding artwork, a striking fold-out spread of a full-grown sunflower, and the bonus of additional material at the back of the book explaining the science of plant life cycles…the book is both a beautiful work of art and a source of education, entertainment and discovery.' Lancashire Evening Post

'Brilliantly simple and simply brilliant is Antoinette Portis's new picture book documenting the life cycle of a sunflower… I think this one even outshines the creator's previous presentations of nature and its wonders.' Red Reading Hub

'The minimal words work beautifully with the bright and bold illustrations, in a style reminiscent of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar ... A gorgeous book to engage young children's interest in how plants grow.' Juno Magazine




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