Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler

Elsie got this in the mail last fall from the Imagination Library (I love that thing!) and she glommed onto it with passion. This is another one of those books that could be call or spring, but I am calling this one for spring. 

Miss Maple is a teensy weensy woman. Wandering through buttercups as tall as trees... 

On a bright August Morning, Miss Maple flied home. She has hurried ahead of the flock to get ready for her guests. 

It is a blowy August day. Isn't her little house adorable? 

And here comes the flock with her visitors--all the seeds that missed the spring planting. 

I love pictures like this. I am sure there is a lovely term for it, but I don't know it. 

Miss Maple washes all the seeds. 

Then she takes them on tours so they can learn about the world. 

Take care, my little ones, for the world is big and you are small.

Chrysanthemum hot air balloons! 

Winter bring neighbors

To sit around the fire with the seeds and tell them stories. 

When spring rains come, Miss Maple tells the seeds it will soon be time to go forth and grow. 

Finally in May, she has taught them everything she can and she sends them off in her maple helicopters. 

So magical!!!

Miss Maple has given them guidance and love, and now her part in their story has come to an end. They say their good-byes with sweet memories past and bright futures ahead. 

And Miss Maple rests before setting out to gather more seeds to cherish and nurture. 

So sweet and bursting with imagination and love and sweetness! 

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