Seeds and Trees
It’s time to tell a special tale that will warm the hearts of readers of all ages. Seeds and Trees revels in the power of words. It explores their effects on feelings and emotions. And it does so though the journey of two different seeds.
In Seeds and Trees, discover a young prince who gathers seeds both green and dark...more
I absolutely love the main title page - the flowers, thorns and bird are absolutely stunning. The art style felt unique yet beautiful, which is something I crave in picture books. I love seeing different art styles that connect with the story.
An added touch was the letter from the author at the beginning. As a child, I probably would have skipped by it and not cared in the least, but as an adult I like reading into the mind of ...more
Scripture talks about the tongue being a two-edged sword. Jesus said that, with it, we bless people and we curse people. 'The tongue can be like a two-edged sword when words are hurtful, degrading, ...more
I loved reading this to my kids. It has a great message and they loved the story. The artwork was beautiful. This is one book I will gift everyone, because it can be enjoyed by kids, teens, and adults. Also, it is a perfect teacher gift.
I thought the way the other used "seeds" to get his point across was very creative. The illustrations were very nice as well. I did have a problem with wording a bit. It was, for me, a little repetitive and I found the rhyming ...more
This was a really sweet poem book that spoke of being kind to yourself and others. I think this book would be helpful in the classroom, because it promotes positivity and kindness, I think it would be great to use if there were bullying happening in the classroom. This book would be great for parents as well, as it's message is to encourage your children, not put them down.
this book was a beautiful metaphor, but i'm not sure it would work with a large group of young children. definitely a great book to read to elementary students about how the words they say can affect their friends and classmates beyond what they can see.
the illustrations are lovely! :)
As parent and therapist who specializes in trauma, I can't recommend this book enough. Great conversation starter for kids. Sticks & stones may break my bones, but words can hurt if you carry them with you. Make sure you read the letter from the author (aloud to children) first.
Some of text rhymes, some doesn't.
I’m not sure if this book is really geared for a younger child but it has a great message and will spark wonderful conversations between kids and parents. It is a great analogy about how we let negative things people say choke out the good things in our life. Well done!
I absolutely adored the art work and extended metaphor that was used throughout this story! I will be reading this to my nieces when they get older (one is yet to be born, and the other is only 18 months old.) I think metaphors may be lost on them at this age. Haha! I think the only argument that anybody could make against this story is that while negativity can be harmful to our happiness and growth, sometimes it makes those who experience it into better people. Howeve ...more
I loved how the words/seeds were planted and grown — this is a good story for teaching the power of words and how we nurture our thoughts, and how to release/let go of hurt in order to make room for all the good/green trees.
A really beautifully illustrated book with such a good and simple message at its heart. This is a great way to open the conversation with children, about how they can impact on the world and people around them.