Miss Maple’s Seeds
by Eliza Wheeler
Each autumn, Miss Maple gathers up the little lost seeds that did not get planted. She spends fall, winter, and spring teaching them how to be seeds. Then she releases them to the wide world.
Miss Maple is paralleled in the real world by all the wonderful teachers who see the potential in their students, nurture their little seeds, then release them to the next steps on their journey. It seems to me a kind of graduation tale, told from the teacher’s perspective.
The art in this book manages to be both fanciful and earth-bound.The motion in each drawing leaps off the page and carries the reader along.