The Seedling that didn’t want to grow

It is spring and all the seeds in the earth get ready to grow. One after the other breaks through the earth stretching towards the sun to unfold its shoots and leaves and to grow skywards. But there is one seedling that needs a bit more time. Once it is ready, it has to tediously find its way through all the big plants. On its way up it meets many animals that become its friends and help.

When the little seedling finally reaches the light, it has become the most beautiful, strongest and most resilient plant of all – and the happiest one, for it can give a home to many animals.

Britta Teckentrup’s marvelous nature illustrations form the perfect scenery for this empathetic story which celebrates uniqueness and subtly teaches children about the life cycle of plants.