Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Book of the Month: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
This is the story of a tiny seed that sails away during the autumn with the wind.  While other seeds get lost in oceans and desserts, burnt in the sun, eaten by birds and trampled by children the little seed makes it to spring and blooms.  During summer it grows so grand into a flower that people and animals come from far away to see it.  Autumn returns, and the cold wind starts the cycle all over again sending new tiny seeds floating into the air toward their own journey.   Eric Carle showcases his signature style of illustration that introduces children to the cycle of a flower seed.  

Don't have the book?  Here is a great reading of The Tiny Seed.  

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Make your own Flower We found this one at Planted by Streams blog.   Kids can do no wrong by painting paper in orange and green.  Once dried (and a little help from mom or dad) cut the shapes out and build your very own Eric Carle inspired flower.  

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