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The Carrot Seed Board Book (original 1945; edition 1993)

by Ruth Krauss; Illustrator-Crockett Johnson (Author)

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Despite everyone's dire predictions, a little boy has faith in the carrot seed he plants.
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Title:The Carrot Seed Board Book
Authors:Ruth Krauss; Illustrator-Crockett Johnson (Author)
Info:HarperFestival (1993), Edition: unknown
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The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss (1945)

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A little boy plants a carrot seed and gathers evidence against his skeptical and toxic family that I hope he one day uses in an emancipation of minor legal filing. What a repetitive and depressing book. ( )
  villemezbrown | Nov 27, 2022 |
(see copy 2) ( )
  librisissimo | Jun 26, 2021 |
Ruth Krauss, author of A Hole Is to Dig, has crafted a story almost Zen-like in its simplicity. A little boy plants a carrot seed and waits patiently, tending to it carefully, while everyone around him insists that "it won't come up." His conviction is steadfast, however, and sure enough, a carrot worthy of first prize at any state fair springs forth from the earth. Krauss's husband, Crockett Johnson (creator of Harold and the Purple Crayon), illustrated The Carrot Seed, and while the little boy is rendered with uncomplicated lines, all of his hope, confidence, and serenity shine through. The image that resonates most strongly in this minimalist tale is the unfaltering faith of the mild-mannered little boy. Young readers learn that standing your ground in the face of opposition and doubt can often result in twice the reward expected (even thrice the reward, if judging by the girth of this carrot). (Ages 4 to 8) -- www.thriftbooks.com
  EKiddieKollege | Aug 19, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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A little boy plants a carrot seed and waits patiently, tending to it carefully, while everyone around him insists that "it won't come up." His conviction is steadfast, however, and sure enough, a carrot worthy of first prize at any state fair springs forth from the earth. Krauss's husband, Crockett Johnson (creator of Harold and the Purple Crayon), illustrated The Carrot Seed, and while the little boy is rendered with uncomplicated lines, all of his hope, confidence, and serenity shine through. The image that resonates most strongly in this minimalist tale is the unfaltering faith of the mild-mannered little boy. Young readers learn that standing your ground in the face of opposition and doubt can often result in twice the reward expected (even thrice the reward, if judging by the girth of this carrot). (Ages 4 to 8)

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