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The Empty Pot by Demi
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Mar 10, 2011

it was amazing
Read in March, 2011

The Empty Pot is about a boy who loves flowers and an emperor who is looking for a child to succeed him. It is a great story about truth and honesty. The emperor gives all the children a seed and tells them the one who has done the best in a year's time will be heir to his throne.

Ping loves flowers and has always been able to grow beautiful ones, but is unable to make the seed grow. After a year has passed all the other children have beautiful flowers, but Ping's pot is still empty. Even though he is ashamed that he couldn't grow a flower for the emperor Ping returns to palace with his empty pot. The emperor is very pleased with Ping. He had boiled the seeds he gave the children. The seeds would not grow. Ping was the only one who was honest and didn't switch his seed.

The illustrations in this book are beautiful and the story provides a simple illustration of how honesty is reward. Another great read aloud.

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