It Starts With a Seed

Take a journey through the seasons and years as we follow the seed s transformation from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page As the tree grows, it is joined by well loved woodland creatures squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls who make it their home Beautiful and evocative, It STake a journey through the seasons and years as we follow the seed s transformation from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page As the tree grows, it is joined by well loved woodland creatures squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls who make it their home Beautiful and evocative, It Starts With a Seed is a factual story that will touch children with its simple, enchanting message of life and growth.
It Starts With a Seed Take a journey through the seasons and years as we follow the seed s transformation from a seedling to a sapling then a young tree until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling t

  • Title: It Starts With a Seed
  • Author: Laura Knowles Jennie Webber
  • ISBN: 9781910277263
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “It Starts With a Seed”

    1. I'd give this 4.5 if I could. The poem follows the lifecycle of a sycamore tree and, more importantly, how fundamental it is to the web of life that relies on it. As the life of the tree grows, so the animals and inspects who rely so much upon it, multiply. The production of the book both in material and illustration is of a noticeably high quality and I loved the portrait size which supported the growth of the tree from seed a fully grown. I also liked the fact that Knowles does not shy away fr [...]

    2. Even without the beautiful rhyming and pictures, I can see this book being something children are fascinated with. The complex language allows children to extend their vocabulary and the book can easily be linked to outdoor learning/science orientated activities, especially with the facts included at the end.

    3. A Gorgeous, poetic story from start to finish! Following the life of a seed throughout the seasons, the amount of activities you could create from this story is endless. I would love to use this book at the start of every season so I could take the children outside to notice similar changes to the beautiful tree illustrations! I also think the title of the book is a lovely metaphor to explore with children as we all start as a seed!

    4. Lovely book which is both beautiful to look at and glorious to read. I read it with my 5 year old godson and he loved it. He told me all about the roots of the tree, and rabbits hibernating. And I was able to teach him about the rings in trees and what the tree is called. Wonderful tool for sparking conversation

    5. A book explaining the life cycle of a tree in a very lovely way. The illustrations are more powerful than the words and there's a lot of opportunity to dig deeper and talk about the wildlife in the pictures and why trees are so important.

    6. Bookseller: JuliaThis book does a great job explaining how a seed grows into a tree. It will be a great book to read aloud to a class or an individual. Plus my favorite part;really lovely illustrations. Enjoy!

    7. This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Our book today is the absolutely lovely It Starts With A Seed, written by Laura Knowles and illustrated by Jennie Webber, the gorgeous and informative tale of a seed growing into a mighty tree.A “helicopter” sycamore seed flutters down to the ground, and here our story begins. As the illustrations show the seed taking root, growing shoots then branches then leaves and bark, [...]

    8. ummaryTake a journey through the seasons and years as we follow the seed's transformation from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page. As the tree grows, it is joined by well-loved woodland creatures - squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls - who make it their home. Beautiful and evocative, It Starts With a Seed is a factual story that will touch children with its simple, enchanting message of life and growth.No [...]

    9. From the front cover alone this book appeals to my love of water colours and botany and the inside did not disappoint either. It provides an excellent and age appropriate verbal and visual description of the life cycle of a Sycamore tree; from the gold end papers to the beautiful illustrations throughout and the sheer amount of detail and information contained within, all wrapped up with the sweetest poem and welcome addition of some more challenging and interesting vocab such as 'yearning' and [...]

    10. This book is beautifully simplistic. I love the minimalistic format and that way that questioning is used, posed in a child like manner. The illustrations are minimal and the colour tones have a calming effect. The rhyming, again, is simple, but can be emphasised to give real effect. The story introduces children to some more complex, scientific language and ideas, which means that it is great as a cross-curricular text between Literacy and Knowledge of the World. Overall, I would say that this [...]

    11. I’m being a little generous with my rating as it’s more of a 3 or 3.5 star level book. The reason I upped it to 4 is because the concept and illustrations are darling, full of charm and love, thought and care. This has the potential to be a remarkable book, possibly even a Caldecott contender, but the rhyming style fell apart and got clunky towards the end. The book also needed to be longer to adequately reflect the gradual growth from seed to tree. This would not only do justice to an actua [...]

    12. Absolutely gorgeous! First of all, the book in itself is beautiful, with its gold embossed cover, and thick paper. Then, the illustrations are wonderful, and the rhymes are delightful.It tells the story of a small sycamore seed, that turns into a big tree. It is a great book to explore life cycles with young children, as well as notions of time and seasonsI definitely recommend it!

    13. Miss 3 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. We try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favourite authors.This was a random picture book that I chose. What a beautiful book that shows not just how a tree grows from a seed, but also how it supports a whole eco-system as it develops.

    14. A lovely picture book in verse about the life cycle of a tree. The thrill of seeing that central panel on the right page develop on its path from propeller seed to huge maple is perfectly done. A great one to keep in mind for life cycle units or any units on the ecosystem around a tree.

    15. This is such a lovely story about the seed growing into a tree. It’s is packed with lovely detailed descriptions. As well as the tree life cycle, it mentions the seasons. Beautiful illustrations. The perfect book!

    16. Stunning.Gorgeously detailed watercolors, beautiful thick paper and rhyming verse that flows smoothly.My only wish was that the illustration of the tree in full bloom broke through the rectangle framing on the penultimate spread instead of being tucked behind it.

    17. Beautiful illustrations, good for early readers. The poem is good too! Teaches about the sycamore tree's life cycle.

    18. Nice art and a good pullout page at the end. Could be good for a storytime - especially winter into springtime. Not super exciting, but good for a more calm book.

    19. Short, rhyming text and large size, beautiful illustrations, make this one well suited for storytime sharing.

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