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Little Seeds by Charles Ghigna

Little Seeds by Charles Ghigna
Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Pages: 24 Hardcover
Date Published: February 2012
Publisher: Picture Window Books, a division of Capstone

In this poem, children discover that planting seeds is an exciting adventure that is good for the Earth, too! Beloved and award-winning author, Father Goose (Charles Ghigna) inspires young children to take care of the planet with his delightful poems. Part of the My Little Planet series. Ages 2-4.

Recommended to Margaret by: Jennifer Glidden
Read on November 21, 2011


Always, I am on the look out for more things to incorporate into my Tot School. You want things to be fun, and not overly scholastic, but ideas that are provided from others is always a big help. This new Charles Ghigna book is right up my alley with Little Seeds! What a fantastic way to introduce my child to gardening. Not only is this book filled with poetry and words and phrases that will be great for early reading, but also vivid and entertaining illustrations. Then when you think you’re already greatly pleased with the book, you flip the page to find that there are directions and tot activity included as well!

I love it! This is definitely one that I’ll need to recommend to all my friends doing Tot School.

*Thanks to Capstone and Netgalley for lending me an electronic copy for review.*

Charles Ghigna, known as Father Goose, is the author of more than 50 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and other publishers. His books have been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS, and NPR. He is a poet, children’s author, speaker, and nationally syndicated feature writer who promotes the love of poetry and children’s literature throughout the world and the author of more than 5000 poems for children and adults. His poems have appeared in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, magazines from The New Yorker and Harper’s to Cricket and Highlights. His poems also appear in the national SAT and ACT tests. He has served as poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English and has presented poetry programs at the Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the International Schools of South America and at hundreds of other schools, colleges, conferences, libraries, book fairs, and literary events throughout the world.


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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.
  • Thank you! See what you started? 😉 Here’s today’s review from Publishers Weekly:

    Little Seeds
    Charles Ghigna, illus. by Ag Jatkowska. Capstone/Picture Window, $6.95 (24p) ISBN 978-1-4048-7226-4
    In a cheery book for toddlers—one of four titles launching the My Little Planet series—three children welcome spring by planting a seed. “This small hole is all I need./ Now some water./ Now some sun./ Planting seeds is so much fun!” Every natural and inanimate object seems to come alive in Jatkowska’s joyful pictures, as the trio nurtures the little plant. The chipper verse and bright palette offer an enthusiastic endorsement of the joys and small miracles to be found outdoors. Simultaneously available: Pick Up the Park, Recycling Is Fun, and We Need Water. Ages 2–4.

    • I’m definitely going to have to try to get myself a real copy. Reading this digital ARC was well worth it. Thanks for stopping by Charles!!