Silver Seeds

Silver Seeds (2001)

Authors: Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer

Illustrators: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

ISBN: 0142500100


This story is an acronym story involving aspects of nature. It gives acronyms of things like the sun, trees, the moon, hummingbirds, and butterflies.


The language is this book is beautifully descriptive of each item the authors pick to describe. I especially like the way they talk about stars being silver seeds in the sky. Each line that correlates with a letter give a different description of the item and they are done in a particular view that most people know but never stop to think about.

Classroom Connection:

When you introduce acronyms to students this would be a good book to read. Since everything is written in acronym form and it is done in a very descriptive way, it gives students a very good example of what they should be like. It would also be a good book to read just during storytime because it is very relaxing and has beautiful language that appeals to children.

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