SEEDS, by Carme Lemniscates, Candlewick Studio


Striking illustrations and a simple narrative celebrate the potential of seeds, literal and metaphorical.

Some seeds are whisked away by the wind, while others are carried by creatures to their destinations. Once seeds find their spot, they go through breathtaking transformations, multiplying in number and size and thriving in even the most unseemly places. We humans plant seeds, too, and with care we can cultivate and nurture something wonderful, whether by sowing a seed in the earth or by choosing our own seeds of kindness to spread around. With gorgeous, welcoming illustrations, the creator of Trees and Birds presents another ode to the beauty around and within us.

Out March 2020

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Very clever. Beautifully illustrated and engaging. It begins with science and information about seeds and their differences; it then shows how seeds grow into many things. The story goes on to explain different seeds can become different things.

When you least expect it, you’re taken to a place where seeds can be many things, like seeds of kindness, and how they can grow from kindness or from discord. I found this part very deep and full of extraordinary messages of how we can choose which seeds to sow.

Not only clever but very effective, but it’s just a picture book and limited to its page length (40 pages). With more pages, there could be more examples, making its message stronger; but nonetheless, it’s a picture book–an enjoyable read with a worthwhile message.

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