In The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, travel along with a tiny seed as it faces all manner of dangers on its journey to becoming a flowering plant. Readers watch as the tiny seed faces the forces of nature (like wind) and man (like being trod upon), and will be cheering for the little seed and amazed at the drama (and life lessons!) inherent in the flowering process.
In typical Carle fashion, "the pages, like the seed pods, burst with color." There is kind of a lot of text for this age group, so we paraphrase parts. Also, if you'll be reading this aloud, order the larger version (which we link to at left) as some versions are very SMALL!
Interest Level: Grade 1-3 DRA Level: 20 Lexile Measure: 400L
Grade Level Equivalent: 3.2 Guided Reading: L
Below are sample pages from inside this book. Fans of Eric Carle's fabulous illustrations will not be disappointed by this book (although we've noticed print quality is sometimes variable -- get a recent printing).
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This is a great book, but if it's not exactly the book you are looking for, you can see:
Or check out other books by Eric Carle. To learn more, click on the images below or here. :)