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La semillita (The Tiny Seed)

Illustrated by Eric Carle / Translated by Alexis Romay

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Follow along as a tiny seed becomes a giant flower in this charming picture book from beloved author and illustrator, Eric Carle! This is the Spanish edition of the iconic picture book.

Sigue el trayecto de una semillita que se convierte en una flor gigantesca en este encantador libro ilustrado del popular autor e ilustrador Eric Carle. Esta es la edición en español del emblemático libro.


Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed’s progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.

With dazzling collage illustrations and lively text, Carle has created a triumphant and fascinating tale for young readers, now available in Spanish!

El cuento clásico de Eric Carle sobre el ciclo de vida de una flor es contado mediante las aventuras de una semillita. Todos van a celebrar el progreso de la semillita que flota a través del océano, se acurruca en la tierra y por último se convierte en la gigantesca flor que estaba destinada a ser.

Con brillantes collages y un texto animado, Carle ha creado un inspirador y fascinante cuento para los lectores jóvenes, ¡ahora disponible en español!

About The Author

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Eric Carle (1929–2021) was acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Have You Seen My Cat?; and TheTiny Seed. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into seventy languages and sold over fifty-five million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (CarleMuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of ninety-one. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. Find out more at Eric-Carle.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Eric Carle (1929–2021) was acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Have You Seen My Cat?; and TheTiny Seed. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into seventy languages and sold over fifty-five million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (CarleMuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of ninety-one. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. Find out more at Eric-Carle.com.

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