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A sunflower life cycle

Cover of A Seed Grows
A review of A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis

This picture book about the life cycle of a sunflower is beautiful in its simplicity. Each spread has just a few words - starting with "a seed falls" - accompanied by vibrant illustrations that take the reader from seed to flower and back to seed. A surprise fold out page halfway through mimics the height of a sunflower, and the back matter includes more details about the different parts of a sunflower seed and its plant, as well as what the seed needs to sprout. This would be a perfect read aloud for a storytime or to follow along with as you plant and nurture your own sunflower seeds. 

A Seed Grows is a 2023 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Honor Book and 2023 Geisel Medal Honor Book.

Mar 8, 2023