“A Seed Is Sleepy is an award-winning picture book (32 pages) for children age 4-6 about botanical science. It is part of the beautiful Nature Books series by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long. Together, these books give children an idea of the complexity and beauty of the natural world, and a sense of how much there is still to discover. A Seed Is Sleepy celebrates the incredible variety of seeds, and introduces facts about plants such as how they make their food through photosynthesis. We encounter the Texas mountain laurel which might wait ten years to bloom; the redwood – the world’s tallest tree – which can grow from a seed the size of a freckle; and the dandelion whose fine hairs can take its seed 160 kilometres from the parent plant. The ink and watercolour illustrations are detailed and attractive, and the book is well tailored to 4-6 year olds by being both simple and very informative.” Read more...
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