The Empty Pot by Demi

A Chinese emperor holds a contest, claiming that the child who grows the most beautiful flowers from his seeds will be his successor. On the final day, many children look to have won the contest, but only one boy really won. Richly illustrated with vibrant colors and intricate details.

This book won several awards, including the International Reading Association Children's Choice and was picked as an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

Reading levels
Interest Level: Gr. 1-3              DRA Level:  28
Difficulty Level: age 4-8          Lexile Measure: n/a

Here's a peak inside this beautifully illustrated book:

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