Seeds Picks Picture Books – Set A – Self esteem & confidence
1. Dinosaurs Don’t Draw by Elli Woollard (9781447254836)
Dinosaurs aren’t known for their drawing – they’re known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for one creative young dinosaur who just can’t seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art – much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family. But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be. Especially art in the form of an even bigger dinosaur!
Another brilliant rhyming story from this exciting pairing; author, Elli Woollard and illustrator, Steven Lenton. A vibrant and uplifting story about the joy and the power of art – and daring to be different. Dinosaurs Don’t Draw is a visual treat and a delight to read aloud.
2. Little Monkey by Marta Altés (9781447259015)
It’s hard being a little monkey in a big troop, in an even bigger jungle – and this little monkey has had enough of always missing out! She’s off to climb to the top of the tallest tree in the jungle and she’s going to do it all on her own.
Except that there’s someone following close behind. Someone with claws and stripes and rather sharp teeth . . .
Little Monkey is a beautiful, funny and empowering picture book from renowned author/illustrator, Marta Altés. Little Monkey shows us that the world is a big, wild and wonderful place where anything is possible.
3. The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg by Gemma Merino (9781509822300)
Lola the sheep has the most extraordinary wool. It’s soft and silky and is her pride and joy! But down on the farm, when the sun comes out, the wool comes off! Poor Lola is so upset by her haircut that she runs away to the far side of the farm where she sits all alone, waiting for it to grow back. And when it does, it’s no longer silky, it’s completely wild! But with it comes a wonderful surprise . . .
Thanks to a tiny chick, this self-obsessed sheep learns an important life lesson; that great friendships are more important than simply having great hair.
4.The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino (9781447214717)
Everybody knows that crocodiles love water, but this little crocodile is different. He doesn’t like water at all. In fact, he prefers climbing trees! But it can be lonely when you’re the odd one out, so the little crocodile tries his best to change. But being wet isn’t for everyone – and a shiver soon becomes a cold and the cold becomes a sneeze, a very hot sneeze… Could it be that this little crocodile isn’t a crocodile at all? He might just be a DRAGON!
A funny, unique and uplifting story from a debut author-illustrator.
5. The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino (9781447214885)
Tina isn’t like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren’t convinced – and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her . . . and soon discover a world of surprises!
A richly atmospheric, thoughtful and funny picture book from rising star Gemma Merino.