Perfect Picture Book Friday! Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson

3 Feb

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a neat interactive story!

seedPlant the Tiny Seed
Written by Christie Matheson
40 pages – ages 4+

Published by Greenwillow Books on January 24, 2017

Theme/Topic- Nature/Interactive

Genre- Non-fiction
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “There’s magic in this tiny seed.

Press it down
and count to three.”

Synopsis from Publisher: “How do you make a garden grow? In this playful companion to the popular Tap the Magic Tree and Touch the Brightest Star, you will see how tiny seeds bloom into beautiful flowers. And by tapping, clapping, waving, and more, young readers can join in the action! Christie Matheson masterfully combines the wonder of the natural world with the interactivity of reading.”

What I Thought- This is a really cool book, and you could pair reading it with a book like Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet (see my review HERE). The book is written in rhyme, and done in such a way that doesn’t force the rhymes. Kids will love having this book read to them while they follow along, following the instructions. There is a nice reference page at the end of this book, filled with information about planting your own seeds, and with a more information about what was in the story. The illustrations are a neat combination of what looks like paper collage and paint. They give the book a warm feeling to it. I really like how this book takes you through the process of caring for a plant in a fun interactive way! It’s a nice way to start thinking about Spring!

Activities and Resources- The book itself is a good resource, where you can follow the steps in the back of the book to plant your own seeds.

If you want more things to do, has a great list of activities, plus lots of information for teachers HERE!

You can read a sample of the book at the publisher’s website HERE!


To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

8 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book Friday! Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson”

  1. Patricia Tilton February 3, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    Lovely, interactive book for kids. Great time to help them start thinking about spring and planting seeds and starting their own plants.


  2. Diane Tulloch February 4, 2017 at 12:43 am #

    This is a lovely fresh take on how to grow your plants for kids. Sounds like a lot of fun. It’s still mid summer here and I have just planted more radish seeds and bean seeds so still plenty of growing in the garden still. This will be great for the kids down here. Thanks Erik.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks February 9, 2017 at 9:35 am #

      I’m kind of jealous of you guys having summer – we just got 5-7 inches (about 12-18 centimetres) of snow here! But anyway, it’s a great book! 🙂


  3. Prairie Garden Girl February 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

    I just requested this book from our library system and checked it out. The simplicity of the text in PLANT THE TINY SEED and the interaction with the reader makes for a delightful book.

    Thank you, Erik.

    ~Suzy Leopold


  4. Aditya Andiappan February 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    wow i loved it so much!!! check out mu blog too


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