Today I am participating in Book Sharing Monday– click the picture link on the sidebar to find out more. This is a fantastic idea for sharing thoughts about the books that our children enjoy, and the ones we like reading to them. I have always adored reading to my children, and I am lucky to have been able to indulge myself for a few years now – this is the perfect excuse to share this love with other like -minded folk.
We spent the whole of yesterday in the garden – the weather was absolutely glorious and lots of seeds were planted – including some sunflower seeds – thanks Claire!. What better book to start off with then but Ten Seeds, by Ruth Brown. I also noticed on the VWcamper van calendar in our kitchen, that Wednesday is Earth Day, so an appropriate choice to mark the miracle of life on this planet.
This is a simple picture book with not a lot of text, but it tells the story of 10 seeds being planted – their progress and the dangers they face, the harvest and the beginning of the cycle again.
Ten Seeds, one Ant!
The story counts down, with each seed meeting a different destiny until the final page when the boy harvests the seeds.
James loves this book – he points to the boy and says “Me!” and enjoys spotting all the various predators, worms and bugs. We talk about what we have seen in our own garden and greenhouse -today he noticed a seed capsule still attached to one of our pumpkin plants!
I hope you enjoyed reading about our choice – looking forward to seeing yours!`