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A little boy plants a carrot seed. His mother says, "I'm afraid it won't come up." His father and his big brother agree. At first, it seems they're right. But the little boy knows better. So every day, he pulls up weeds and waters the ground. Until, one day, just as the little boy knew it would, something very special happens.
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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)From the Back Cover:
When you are very young,
there are some things that you just know....
This treasured story of childhood faith
rewarded is now avaliable in a board book
edition for the youngest child.
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Book Description Perfection Learning, 1989. Condition: New. Crockett Johnson (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0812476050
Book Description Perfection Learning, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0812476050
Book Description Perfection Learning, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 8.00x6.10x0.30 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0812476050