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Miss Maple's Seeds

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Lyrical fantasy celebrates the magic of seeds and seasons.

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MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS has the look and feel of a classic. Author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler imagines a miniature person devoted to helping along the seasonal process of seeds turning into plants, vegetables, flowers, and trees. The book has the warm, gentle appeal of a Tom Thumb or Thumbelina story, with Miss Maple flying through the air astride a bluebird and making her home inside a maple tree trunk. Although the central notion of a tiny woman as seed caretaker is not scientific, the process of seeds growing seasonally is, and there's a full page that identifies 20 different types of seeds, from acorn to pumpkin.

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