Seeds written and illustrated by Carme Lemniscates

 Seeds – written and illustrated by Carme Lemniscates, Candlewick Studio, 9781536208443, 2020

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Lemniscates’ vibrant mixed-media illustrations draw the reader in from the front cover and continue to please the eye through the last page of this seemingly simple, yet deeply complex text. On the surface, the premise appears to be a delightful romp with seeds as they travel, grow and transform. Yet, adults and children will discover there’s so much more here in the metaphorical exploration of the ripple effect that one seed (or person) can impart on the world. A simple smile or an act of kindness can plant a seed of joy and friendship. “Seeds have a whole world inside them, just like you.”

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a wonderful text to read aloud to younger children in a school or daycare setting. It also would be a wonderful book to add to a family collection.

Who should buy this book? Daycares, early elementary or public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Linda Broderick, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Northboro, MA

Date of review: 3/25/2020

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