Title: The Faraway Seed
Author: Anna Boucaut
Illustrations: Jill Brailsford
Hardback and Softcover: 32 pages
Country of origin: Australia
The Faraway Seed is a gorgeous children's book, well worth buying for your child for the beautiful illustrations alone - but it has more to offer than just that. It also happens to have an important message to communicate to children. The Faraway Seed's story teaches children that difference and change can be a good thing, and can even make things better!
"...A forest grew tall and proud on the land. Its trees were strong. Their bark was smooth. Their leaves were sleek and glossy green. One day a bird from a faraway place flew over the forest and dropped a seed..."
This beautifully illustrated picture book is a joy to read to young children, with it's gentle story and peaceful themes. It gives parents the perfect opening to discuss how different cultures or the differences between people can complement each other, making the world a better place.