The Carrot Seedby Ruth Krauss
Everyone is certain it won't grow, but a little boy remains confident in his carrot seed's potential. Watch as he carefully plants, tends to, and eventually harvests a carrot whose size is in direct proportion to his unflappable faith in it.
Barbara L. Talcroft
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Meet the Author
Ruth Krauss's beloved picture books include two Caldecott Honor Books, The Happy Day, illustrated by Marc Simont, and A Very Special House, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, as well as the perennial favorite A Hole is to Dig, also illustrated by Mr. Sendak.
Crockett Johnson was born in New York and spent his childhood on Long Island. He acquired his art education at New York University and at Cooper Union.
For many years the author and illustrator of the popular comic strip Barnaby, Mr. Johnson also illustrated many wonderful children's books, including Ruth Krauss's The Carrot Seed. He is perhaps best remembered for his own slyly engaging books about a small boy named Harold and his journeys with a purple crayon.
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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.'
My 18 month old son loves it. It's simple text and cute illustrations are great for babies and it's a joy to read for the adults. As a bonus, you get a moral lesson with it.
Talk about critical. People are so negative to this kid who is just trying to grow a carrot. I'm not a fan of my kid repeating some of the things in this book. They are minor but in general kids should be encouraged, not discouraged.
A classic! Great way for kids to learn about patience