|The copy of The Carrot Seed that we use |
is actually my childhood one from 1969.
It's a little love-worn.
And YES, when I talk about books, they are ones we are truly using. Here is this week's book display.
I will add additional review information for each when I have time later this week. A couple of my favorites are unfortunately out of print.
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle has received some mixed reviews. Some say that it is too dramatic for young children. I have found, though, that while I may find it disturbing from my adult perspective and life experiences, young children do not have that same baggage and are just fine with the trials and tribulations that befall the seeds. They simply do not have the emotional stake in adversity that we do...yet. Most preschoolers also lack a concept of death. Girls gain that around age 5 and boys not until 6-7, so their view point is very different. If some are working on that concept, I think this book is a perfect teaching opportunity, as it doesn't deal with animals or people, thus lessening that emotional connection for young ones learning about death.