A Seed Is Sleepy

A Seed Is Sleepy, by Dianna Hutts AstonABOUT THE BOOK

Grade Level: K and up

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent’s lap as in a classroom reading circle.


From School Library Journal, starred review
“… This introduction to seeds and plants uses simple sentences that will stretch children’s minds and imaginations…. this book is a wonderful addition to units that focus not only on seeds and plants, but also on writing and the language arts.”

From Booklist
“In this follow-up to An Egg Is Quiet (2006), the creators offer another beautifully illustrated introduction to an aspect of the natural world…. will encourage kids to wonder about the plant world’s mysterious, gorgeous spectrum of possibilities. ”


From Children’s Literature
“It is a wonderful way to introduce science to young children.”
  • Parenting magazine Mom-Tested Book of the Year
  • Growing Good Kids, Excellence in Children’s Literature Award 2007
  • Junior Master Gardener & America Horticultural Society Award
  • Texas Golden Spur Children’s Literature Award