The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060233501
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 499,309
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD230L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ruth Krauss was one of the most widely celebrated children’s book authors of all time. Her long list of award-winning books includes The Carrot Seed, The Happy Day, A Hole Is to Dig, Open House for Butterflies, A Very Special House, and many others. Her books continue to be read and cherished by children throughout the world.


Crockett Johnson (1906–1975) was the writer and illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the beloved classic Harold and the Purple Crayon, six subsequent adventures starring Harold, and The Carrot Seed, written by his wife, Ruth Krauss. He was also the creator of the groundbreaking Barnaby, one of the most influential and ingenious comic strips of the twentieth century.

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The Carrot Seed 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was read to me in the 50's as a young boy. It is one of my favorite books of all times. Mom, dad and brother tell the young boy that something is impossible, a 'confederacy of dunces.'The boy persists and the carrot grows. This is a critical lesson of life, people telling you that something is impossible, children need to learn that things are 'possible,' and often when they try to make a bold move, the world will align against them, yet one must persist, as truly 'all things are possible.'
jmvarnad on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The Carrot Seed is really a cute book. The little boy is determined to grow his carrot seed, but everyone said it will not grow. In the end the little boy is successful at growing a LARGE carrot. I would use this book to teach my students about determination.
mmontet on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A boy plants a carrot seed, and although everyone else tells him it won't grow, he doesn't give up on the thought that it will grow. This book teaches to follow what you believe in, even if others try to convince you otherwise.
librisissimo on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A favorite of my children, celebrating persistence and self-confidence. Banned by some libraries as exemplifying rebellion against authority.
allawishus on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A moderately enjoyable quick read - has a limited color palatte, unfortunately. Also my copy is small format; it wouldn't be good for storytimes because of this. Seems almost more like a morality tale for grownups, though. It's weird to me what came to be considered "classic" back in the day. Anyway, this one sort of made me wonder - is it about how children can do anything and don't need your (well meant?) cautionary advice? Or is it about the power of a child's imagination to spring anything to life?Also, why would the parents think the carrot wouldn't grow? He watered it and seemed to have gardening basics down? I'm too literal for this story.
Rita6 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
¿The Carrot Seed¿ book is one of the beginner books that I remember reading when I was a child. This book is a very easy picture book, which is very similar to ¿Pumpkin Pumpkin¿ by Jeanne Titherington.
tiger.rose on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Read this one with Uncle Tim. He's a pretty good reader too.
PatriciaJN on LibraryThing 5 months ago
An astute mother told me that the simple line drawings of this book held her toddler's attention much longer than the multi-colored pictures of other books for toddlers. Her words were: "....she studied the pictures, where as the other books she would quickly look away."
orphan71 More than 1 year ago
A classic! Great way for kids to learn about patience
Anonymous More than 1 year ago