We can never have enough books about nature and plants. The more we read about this topic, the more we love. If you’re looking for a storybook for your little nature lover, “Plant The Tiny Seed” could be a wonderful read for you. It is a cute, beautiful story by Christie Matheson about the journey of a plant, from seed to flower.
The book follows the seed through its entire life cycle, as it grows into a zinnia in a garden full of buzzing bees, curious hummingbirds, and colorful butterflies. Children engage with the book as they wiggle their fingers to water the seeds, clap to make the sunshine after rain, and shoo away a hungry snail. And for curious young nature lovers, a page of facts about seeds, flowers, and the insects and animals featured in the book is included at the end.
Apart from the central theme of nature-love, the story highlights two other important things:
- Big or small, when it comes to nature, there is magic in everything. Our environment is a beautiful gift to us that needs nurture and care from us. Even a tiny seed can grow to become a gorgeous flower when nurtured properly.
- To do something big, all we need to do is take the first step. To grow a garden, we need to start with the seed.
Stark illustrations, easy to read language, this one would make a wonderful read for kindergarten and preschoolers.
And as we have been doing it since the lockdown, we are recommending books mostly that also have read aloud or online versions available. This one is available as a wonderful read-aloud directly by the author Christie Matheson at Harper Kids here. Enjoy the story and sow that tiny seed in your garden today. Let your little one take care of that plant and nurture it with love :).
Because we are discussing seeds and blooms here and if your little one loves doodling, you may check our recent Dandelion doodle here :).
Title: Plant The Tiny Seed
Author & Illustrator: Christie Matheson
Suitable for: Below 7 years.
Available on Amazon here.