One Little Seed
Elaine Greenstein, Author, Elaine Greenstein, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $10.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-670-03633-2
New picture books look to captivate open minds. Elaine Greenstein offers two cyclical tales for youngest readers. One Little Seed understatedly depicts a seed's growth from initial planting (""One little seed/ Dropped in a hole"") through its development and eventual blossoming as a bright sunflower. Folk-influenced, full-bleed watercolors balance facing pages where brief lyrical phrases and small circular insets float on white space. One Little Lamb applies this formula to a rural setting where a lamb's wool is sheared, carded and spun; a girl uses the wool to knit ""two little mittens I wear on my hands,"" which she wears when visiting the flock.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004
Release date: 05/01/2004