Wednesday, 19 October 2016

It Starts with a Seed by Laura Knowles and Jennie Webber (Words and Pictures)

The story of a sycamore tree is brought to stunning life in this new book from Laura Knowles and Jennie Webber.

"It Starts with a Seed" is a gentle tale of a tree's lifecycle, from the very moment the seed begins to germinate and take root, right through the stages as the tree grows up and becomes a hugely important habitat, source of food and source of shelter for many different animals and birds.

Fascinating lyrical storytelling is complimented by the most amazingly detailed illustrations as we discover just how important trees are, and how one tree can be such a pivotal part of the ecosystem.

For us, it's a familiar story as we spend a lot of our weekends out in the countryside, slowly building up our own knowledge of the flora and fauna we can discover almost on our own doorstep.

It's a really beautiful book though, gorgeously presented as you can see from the illustrations below...

As the tree gets older, even more animals and plants come to rely on it as a place to shelter or a resource for food
We particularly loved the limited palettes, perfect for this Autumnal time of year.

Charlotte's favourite animal - foxes!!
"It Starts with a Seed" by Laura Knowles and Jennie Webber is out now, published by Words and Pictures (Kindly supplied for review).