Sid the Seed
Written and Illustrated By Daniel R. Pagan
Sid is a seed who feels quite content and happy living in his underground home with a caterpillar and a spider. He has no longing to venture out into the unknown world outside. However his friends, the spider and the caterpillar leave one by one on their journeys to experience the big outside world. Sid is now alone until he finally decides to grow up, and leave his home to find new adventures in the outside world. So he soaks up enough water, and with the rays of the sun glittering above his hole, he starts to grow until he finally comes outside and grows into a tall tree.
This is a beautiful rhyming story that lends itself to multiple teaching points. It can be a great introduction to kick off a unit on plants, or use it with a counterpart nonfiction book to help children identify elements of fiction and nonfiction. With all this being said, this book also serves to be a source of inspiration for little ones who are waiting to grow up. Best summed up in the words of author Daniel Pagan, “ I feel that my story is special, engaging and unique. Children want to learn, to grow! When you are so small, you look toward big things and you dream about being in new places. I feel that my story inspires young readers to let their imaginations run wild. More importantly, my story will show young children that they are a masterpiece waiting to happen”.
Sid the Seed By Daniel Pagan