The Acorn by Edward Gibbs

Using a repetitive narrative that is reminiscent of that in Little Bee and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, this book will engage young toddlers with its story of a yellow acorn that manages to convince a parade of colourful, hungry animals not to eat him just yet, for he promises to be “even tastier later”.

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True enough, when left alone, the acorn grows into a big oak tree with enough acorns to feed all the animals. The fold-out of the big tree near the end is a nice, dramatic touch, too. A simple but effective tale about the rich rewards that being patient can bring.

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