If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Published by HarperCollins 

Summary:  If you plant carrot, tomato, and cabbage seeds, Bunny and Mouse discover, you get carrots, tomatoes, and cabbage.  They’re just about to enjoy the fruits of their labor when a flock of birds shows up, clearly wanting to sample the veggies.  If you plant the seeds of selfishness, they grow, too…into a heap of trouble.  And, in this case, a food fight.  Ready for a different approach, Bunny and Mouse try sharing, planting seeds of kindness.  The birds reciprocate by flying overhead, dumping bags of seeds.  The resultant garden makes everybody happy.  32 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  The big, beautiful pictures of really, really cute animals complement the simple text and message.

Cons:  The message may be a bit heavy-handed.

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