Is tiny weak? Is it inconsequential? or does it have advantages that prove quite powerful in the end?
In this beautiful book that follows the seasons, a tiny seed flies along on the wind. It is too small to fall into the ocean and drown. It is too small to be seen by a bird and eaten. It is also too small to be gobbled by a mouse.
It may be small, but it is patient and strong. It lies in the ground and takes its time and eventually becomes a flowering plant.
As other, bigger plants become trampled or plucked, the tiny seed takes its time and grows into a strong and beautiful flower. A giant flower.
The tiny seed has become a giant.
Carle's iconic illustrations offer sheer enjoyment, movement and colour - perfect for a book about patience, strength, dedication and biding one's time. It's also a cyclical book which is perfect for understanding the nature of the life cycle - and its unending beauty.
Title: The Tiny Seed
Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Puffin, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: 28 August 1997
For ages: 4 - 10
Type: Picture Book