Spring is upon us, and a fabulous way to celebrate the turning of the seasons and the miracle of nature is with the sumptuous read-aloud picture book, Miss Maple's Seeds. Through the warm and comforting narrative of grandmotherly Miss Maple and beautiful flowing illustrations, we are taken on her journey as she collects the orphan seeds that failed to sprout the last season and nurtures them for a second chance. “Take care, my little ones,” Miss Maple says, “for the world is big and you are small.” She spends the summer taking them on field trips, teaching them the best place to grow for each type of seed (a seed chart is provided with various seeds), and plants to avoid (the looming weeds). She keeps them safe and warm, telling them stories and singing songs throughout the winter. When spring arrives, they're ready to take their place in the big world. As she finds each the perfect new home, she reminds them that “even the grandest trees had to grow up from the smallest seeds.” A beautiful celebration of life, and a perfect read-aloud at any time - but especially for springtime or Earth Day!
By Joan Schimmels, Penworthy Sales Representative
Penworthy works with schools and libraries across the country to provide Penworthy Prebound Books, library bound books, board books, and puppets.