Ruth Krauss's book is a classic. It features illustrations by Crockett Johnson who is the creator of the popular children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon.
The book shown here is a fairly recent hardcover edition, the 60th Anniversary Edition, which was printed in 2004. I prefer to give hardcover versions of books that I know will be treasured and read over and over again because they will stand up to all that love and even be suitable to pass on to the next generation.
The Carrot Seed has NEVER been out of print, which is pretty amazing. That is 70 years of constant readings. It is recommended for children aged 4 to 8 years old and definitely a great book choice for celebrating springtime.
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