Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Seed by Seed teaches young readers about Johnny Appleseed

My son's kindergarten class is starting their apple unit this week and perhaps yours is, too. If that's the case, you might want to check out the latest picture book by Esme Raji Codell, SEED BY SEED: THE LEGEND AND LEGACY OF JOHN "APPLESEED' CHAPMAN.

We've all heard the folktales of Johnny Appleseed and this picture book introduces young readers to the American hero. Young readers are transported to a different time. A time where there are no airplanes in the sky and phones ringing, but rather the creaking of wagon wheels and the crackling of campfires. Young readers learn that the tales of Johnny Appleseed are three parts legend, one part fact, and stories we're not sure are true. 

SEED BY SEED is a great addition to any library or school and kids will love the fact that any apple they eat today might possibly be a descendant of a tree planted by Johnny Appleseed. The book dives into how Johnny Appleseed changed the landscape of a nation and encourages young readers to plant their own seeds.

Additional Information:
Reading level: Ages 4 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (August 21, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0061455156
ISBN-13: 978-0061455155
Source of review copy: Publisher

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