Just as she did in Tap the Magic Tree and Touch the Brightest Star, Christie Matheson combines the wonder of the natural world with the interactivity of reading. Children engage with the book as they wiggle their fingers to water the seeds, clap to make the sun shine after rain, and shoo away a hungry snail. Beautiful collage and watercolor art follows the seed through its entire life cycle as it grows into a zinnia in a garden full of buzzing bees, curious hummingbirds, and colorful butterflies. Though appropriate for even the youngest child, this book will be a classroom hit—zinnias are a popular and easy-to-grow choice for science curriculums. A page of facts about seeds, flowers, and the insects and animals featured in the book is included at the end.
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