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A Seed Is Sleepy

A Seed Is Sleepy

A Seed Is Sleepy from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.

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This gorgeous book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds.

Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.

About the Author & Illustrator

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and the founder of the Oz Project, a nonprofit foundation for disadvantaged children. She lives on an island off the coast of Texas.

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many bestselling books for children. Her detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A Few Reviews:

In this follow-up to An Egg Is Quiet (2006), the creators offer another beautifully illustrated introduction to an aspect of the natural world. This time, the topic is seeds, and once again, Long’s masterful watercolors dominate each spread, which includes text on two levels. Short poetic phrases in large print, aimed at younger children, give seeds accessible, anthropomorphic qualities: “A seed is sleepy”; “A seed is adventurous.” Paragraphs in smaller print, which tackle science concepts and expand on the phrases, are geared to older readers. The format, with little space devoted to text, doesn’t always allow for thorough explanations, and kids will need help with many facts and terms. But the elegant watercolor pictures, which include helpful charts depicting a seed’s growth into a plant, will pull children into the basic botany, while the pages filled with enticingly detailed seeds, both common and exotic, will encourage kids to wonder about the plant world’s mysterious, gorgeous spectrum of possibilities. – Booklist

“Great illustrations. Love the variety of seeds and the beautiful, colorful, detailed drawings. I have read both versions of this book, and the printed book experience is infinitely superior to the kindle version. Share this wonderful book (and the others in this series, especially the egg book) with your children, but make sure you purchase the non-electronic version. This is a book to be savored that invites repeat viewings. Suitable for all ages.”

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