Monday, June 1, 2009

The Small Seed: Judith Nicholls

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Looking for a great book with textures to engage your totz? Pick up The Small Seed by Judith Nicholls. Here's non-fiction at its best.

"In the dark, dark earth
was a small, small seed.
And the sun came up,
and the rain came down."

Illustrator Mara van der Meer has chosen to illustrate the concluding noun from the first sentence of each page on the right side of the spreads. i.e. a white, white root, a brave, brave shoot. These images include unique textures to represent flower petals, leaves, and stems. The additions work well with the torn paper collages.

The most exciting feature is the last page which opens three panels as the sunflower grows and grows!

Thanks, Little Scholastic, for bringing nonfiction to totz and sharing the beauty of our world!

The Small Seed
by Judith Nicholls
illustrated by Mara van der Meer
Little Scholastic, 2004

2 comments:

Cassie said...

This looks like a great book! I love scholastic!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Me, too!