The Giant Seed

The Giant Seed By Arthur Geisert, The Giant Seed In this follow up to the magnificently inventive Ice Arthur Geisert once again charms us with his porcine world This time his pigs must get creative when a volcano destroys their home Fortunately the
  • Title: The Giant Seed
  • Author: Arthur Geisert
  • ISBN: 9781592701155
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Giant Seed By Arthur Geisert, In this follow up to the magnificently inventive Ice, Arthur Geisert once again charms us with his porcine world This time his pigs must get creative when a volcano destroys their home Fortunately they got busybefore trouble hit by planting a huge mysterious seed, for it s the seed plus imagination, as well as a good dose of can do spirit, that save the day IllustratedIn this follow up to the magnificently inventive Ice, Arthur Geisert once again charms us with his porcine world This time his pigs must get creative when a volcano destroys their home Fortunately they got busybefore trouble hit by planting a huge mysterious seed, for it s the seed plus imagination, as well as a good dose of can do spirit, that save the day Illustrated with inventive, sensitive, and unusually lovely etchings that seem to come from an old cherished album, The Big Seed is a worthy successor to Geisert s Ice.Award winning children s book author Arthur Geisert s pigs are legendary in the world of children s books They carve ice sculptures, teach Roman numerals, create ingenious machines, and get up to all kinds of antics Did Arthur grow up on a farm No He grew up in Los Angeles and claims not to have seen a pig until he was an adult Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles He has published just about a book a year for the past thirty years and every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings In 1996 as well as once previous to that he won The New York Times Best Illustrated Award Geisert lives in Bernard, Iowa.
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    1. Arthur Geisert

      Arthur Geisert grew up in Los Angeles, California, and claims not to have seen a pig until he was an adult Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles Geisert has published just about a book a year for the past thirty years Every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Horn Book Magazine In 2010 his book Ice was selected as a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated book of the year Geisert currently lives in a converted bank building in Bernard, Iowa.

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    1. To see this week s wordless picture books please visit readrantrockandrollThe Giant Seed by Arthur Geisert is a story about a community of pigs that live near a volcano They are blessed with the arrival of a giant dandelion seed which they decide to plant and grow Little do they know, this seed that will soon grow into a new plant just might be a life saver for them all.We loved the author s adorable pig illustrations The ending was left wide open which made me think there might be another book [...]


    2. I haven t seen Ice yet to which this is a follow up story, but this is another delightful wordless tale with Geisert s always charming piggies ingeniously finding a way out of a tight spot.


    3. What impact does a volcano and a dandelion seed have on society A lot if you are a miniature pig In The Giant Seed one reads the illustrations to see what happens when a dandelion seed floats into the pig s community and then a volcano erupts This book could be introduced in science for life cycles and earth sciences or social studies for community The quality of the illustrations are excellent and can be intriguing to the reader This story was so much fun to read I enjoyed it so much, I had to [...]


    4. This follow up to the charming Ice continues the story of the community of pigs One night, an enormous seed landed near the homes of the pigs The pigs immediately set to work planting it, watering it, and caring for it It grew into an enormous dandelion Just as the flowers were blooming, a volcano near their village started to erupt Hot ash fell onto their homes and the pigs were forced to flee They found the solution in the dandelion seeds, riding them to a new island filled with trees and fres [...]


    5. I love this book because it encourages creativity and imagination This entire story is told without words using the pictures in the book The Giant Seed is a great book to use for an endless amount of reading and writing activities in the class Students could read this book aloud to the class Because it doesn t have words the students can t be wrong in the story they decide to tell This same story can then be transfered into their own writing and they can take ownership of an amazing story that t [...]


    6. Wordless Picture book I have not read Ice In this title, a giant dandelion seed lands amid a town of tiny pigs They carefully plant the see perhaps unaware that a volcano is about to erupt Fortunately, caring for their earth is ultimately what saves them The dandelion flowers eventually go to seed, which the pigs use to escape the firey landscape As always, Geisert s illustrations are fabulous Have students write a story to complement the pictures.


    7. This wordless book relies heavily on the artwork, and does a fantastic job of sharing the story of what happens to the pig village There is so much detail in each page that this book could be seen by children with something new to notice each time.A gigantic seed lands on the island of the pigs, where they then use it to plant The dandelion in turn saves them in the end form impending doom caused by an active volcano Great book for any school aged child


    8. This book, The Giant Seed, is about a pig family that grows a dandelion from a fallen seed that landed on their property The themes of this book are adventure, curiosity, and nature The genres are picture and series book while the ages are kindergarten through eighth grade I gave this book a 4 out of 5 because I love that there are no words to it which expands the creativity of a child.


    9. I love wordless books and this one has some interesting potential Love that the little pigs plant a dandelion and it becomes very useful to them You don t find many picture books where an erupting volcano causes the characters to flee their village because fireballs are coming down all around Probably best for ages 5 10.


    10. A beautiful wordless book about a community of tiny little piggies on island who escape the doom of neighboring volcano by planting and cultivating a dandelion plant and then escaping on the tufts of the seeds Lovely story in so many ways.Beautiful illustrations a requirement for wordless books


    11. A great wordless book So many places it could be used in a curriculum, particularly Social Studies I thinking would be interesting to pair it with Shan Tan s The Arrival for a discussion of immigration the Giant Seed as a jumping off point for why people immigrate, The Arrival for the experience of immigrating.


    12. Story without words A huge dandelion seed lands on an island where tiny pigs have built a village They plant the seed on a hill where it grows incredibly large A volcano errupts on the other side of the island near the village The little pigs use the dandelion seeds on the new plant to float away to another island away from the destruction of the volcano.


    13. Get ready to have your dad scratch his head while trying to explain this one to you There are no words We re gonna give Geisert s bookIcea try, and see if THAT wordless tale makes sense to us.


    14. Wonderfully imaginative book I love using textless picture books for creative writing assignments where the students have to write either a short story based on the pictures, or just write text to go with each page This one would be perfect for that, I think.


    15. Geisert s trademark etchings featuring pigs do not disappoint With ingenuity they once again get themselves out of a tight place.Favorite image pigs riding on the dandelion seeds in the light of the moon, in black and white.Wonderful visual storytelling.


    16. Apparently this writer illustrator and his pigs are famous I d never seen any of his books before It was a cute story with no words but sometimes I really felt like a few words would have connected the story the pictures seemed to jump around too much.


    17. I loved Ice and even sharing it with my class so can t wait to share this There is so much discussion generated by these powerful little wordless books and I love the dramatic themes they explore.


    18. The Giant Seed by Arthur Geisert worldless picture book Well done as always A giant seed lands on an island of little pigs The pigs plant the seed and watch it grow The seed eventually provides them with a safe escape route.


    19. Love the idea that several reviewers have mentioned about using this book for creative writing I love Arthur Geisert pig books


    20. Wordless story where pigs are threatened by a volcano and escape their village by using a dandelion parts as flight to safety vehicles.




    21. The characters in Geisert s books always seem to be facing some kind of disaster or potential disaster This time a volcanic eruption.



    22. Wordless book about pigs living on an island and a giant seed lands They plant it and it grows Disaster strikes their island and they use the flower to help them escape.



    23. 2.75 starsWordless booksenough said but I like that they use the large dandelion puffy things as balloons parachutesother than that I would just like to move on



    24. Interesting wordless picture books are always fun to share, telling your own dialog or way of explaining what is happening in the illustrations.


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