Kew is delighted to partner in a special edition of this much loved and beautifully illustrated Eric Carle book. First published in 1987, this Kew special edition will bring back fond memories and delight existing fans of The Tiny Seed and Eric Carle, and bring joy to new audiences of all ages with a passion for nature.
When the tiny seed is blown away from its parent plant, it travels a very long way - over seas, deserts and mountains. The tiny seed survives the hazards of the journey and finally falls onto fertile earth. It grows and grows, becoming the tallest, biggest flower for miles around. Then one day the wind blows and thousands of the flower's seeds begin their own journeys.
The Tiny Seed provided inspiration to elements of The Children's Garden design, Kew's exciting new garden opening in May 2019.
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, having has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 62 languages and sold over 41 million copies. Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.
Author: Eric Carle
32pp. Fully illustrated throughout. 282 x 200 mm. Paperback
Puffin in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2019