Nelson's story is, although short, perfect but his illustrations are what make the book amazing. Every three- year-old needs this book. —Veri— From Veri's Picks
Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.
With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.
“Nelson adeptly balances whimsical, naturalistic, and instructional ideas to create a story that satisfies on multiple levels.”
“A timeless and delectable picture book choice.”
“Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn.”