We Found A Seed
In this follow up to I Saw a Bee, Rob Ramsden adds a female character.
While outside playing, the boy and girl find a seed. They put it in a box and use it in their play, dancing and singing to it;
but the seed doesn’t grow.
They ask the seed for advice, listen and wait for a response; and then they know. …
The seasons change – gusty autumn winds, icy wintry rain and then spring with its gentle warmth. The seed grows and grows and …
The friends are delighted but when autumn comes again the flower dies; that though isn’t the end for what lies scattered around is full of potential …
Next time the children will know what to do.
This simple look at a sunflower life cycle and the seasons is again pitch perfect for the very young. Rob’s rhythmic text is memorable while his illustrations show just how worthwhile and rewarding continuing contact with the natural world can be.
A small piece of brilliance.