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It Starts with a Seed

By Laura Knowles
Illustrated by Jennie Webber
Published by Words & Pictures


Price £8.99
Publisher Words & Pictures

A rhyming text beautifully describes the growth and life of a sycamore tree from its start as a seed to its eventual emergence as a ‘leaf-laden, bark-bound arboreal home’ for many living creatures. The delicate illustrations on the opposite page echo the text as well as complementing and extending it with further detail. A final fold out spread demonstrates how the tree may multiply as new seeds dance off in the wind and this is backed up by some fascinating facts. 

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