We were so fortunate to have another Mystery Reader visit our classroom last Friday. It turns out many students guessed correctly…it was Jacob F’s mom!
Mrs. F read to us a book called If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay. This author not only wrote the story but created the illustrations as well. Did you know Elly is from Owen Sound, Ontario? Pretty cool, right?
This book tells the story of a boy who plants a seed and must wait patiently through the seasons as the seed develops into a plant. While there are not many words on each page, the illustrations are so beautifully done and are worth spending extra time looking closely at the detail. This book not only teaches us lessons of patience but also that we can often find the magic in the smallest of things.
Thank you, Mrs. F!
Check out the author’s short youtube video about how she makes the illustrations and her ideas behind the book.
Click here if you want to check out her work on etsy.