It Starts With a Seed

It Starts With a Seed by Laura Knowles

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Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781910277263
Publisher: words & pictures
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A 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)

Take a journey through the seasons and years as we follow the seed’s transformation from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page.

As the tree grows, it is joined by well-loved woodland creatures – squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls – who make it their home. Beautiful and evocative, It Starts With a Seed is a factual story that will touch children with its simple, enchanting message of life and growth.

Laura Knowles has a background in children’s publishing and is the author of It Starts with a Seed and Once Upon a Jungle. Her love of natural history, words and art have drawn her to work on books about animals and nature.

Jennie Webber is a London-based visual artist and printmaker. Her etchings and drawings celebrate the diversity and complexity of nature, reflecting her incurable curiosity for the world. Themes of conservation underpin all her work; the idea being that if people are amazed by the natural world, then they will be less likely to destroy it.

Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781910277263
Size: 8.2 in x 11.6 in / 208.28 mm x 294.64 mm
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“Spare, rhyming text and detailed artwork inform readers about the life cycle of a sycamore tree, from seed to maturity—and its role in the ecosystem…While giving a general idea of how one journey from seed to tree influences an entire ecosystem, the text also emphasizes the wonder of growth—and life—itself. The tone is soothing and reverential. No hype here: understated enchantment.” – Kirkus Reviews
A 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)