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If you plant a seed by Kadir Nelson

If you plant a seed (2015)

by Kadir Nelson

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This story is a fund way to introduce Sharing and Kindness. The illustrations are cute but funny and will engage a child who likes silly animals. ( )
  eburger | Jul 15, 2017 |
Great illustrations, but lacking in story/message. ( )
  Robert.Zimmermann | Jul 1, 2017 |
A beautifully illustrated and written story that proves a seed of kindness can bring bountiful returns but seeds of selfishness bring heaps of spite back on you. This book would be a perfect read for Kindness Week for any age! Kadir Nelson shows his talent here.
  jet6 | Apr 30, 2017 |
Category/genre: Children's picture book
Notable: Notable books for children

This book provides the teacher with an opportunity to read about kindness to the class. The story goes through the process of planting a seed of many kinds and the results that those seeds bring. The author relates the seeds to kindness and selfishness and through the illustrations demonstrates how each one has its own effect. The book contains minimal words, which gives from for the audience to interpret their own understanding of the meaning in the text. I would love to read this to first graders to teach them a great moral and to allow their minds to do higher level thinking. ( )
  Diana.Vigil | Apr 25, 2017 |
Summary: In the book it explain if you plant a tomato, carrot, or cabbage seed and over time a plant of that seed will grow. If you plant a seed of selfishness then that will grow. If you plant a seed of kindness then that will grow.

Personal Reaction: It is a good book to read to students. It is informational to the students about explain to plan seeds of goodness and if they will be patient good things will grow.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. We could discuss ideas about other seeds we could plant to grow. Figuratively or literally.
2. We could bring seeds to class to grow.
3. This would be a good book to read on earth day.
  BrittanyPatman | Apr 23, 2017 |
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If you plant a tomato seed, a carrot, a carrot seed, and a cabbage seed, in time, with love and care, tomato, carrot, and cabbage plants will grow.
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:36 -0400)

While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.

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