• 書號:AFWA2162
  • Lexile:
  • 作者: Kathryn Simmonds
  • 繪者: Rosalind Beardshaw
  • 譯者:
  • 適合年齡:3~6歲
  • 規格:25x26cm/平裝/彩色/40頁
  • 出版社:WALKER
  • 出版日期: 2024年
  • ISBN:9781529502930
  • 定價:$439
  • 售價:$347

A warm and reassuring picture book about finding your courage even when you'd rather play it safe.
The children are planting sunflowers at school and Carla gets given a seed called Vernon. All the other children's seeds are excited to get out of the packet and start growing. Not Vernon. He knows about slugs, and birds, and thunderstorms. The world is scary.

Carla waters him lovingly, but Vernon is the only seed that doesn't grow into a seedling. "Safe and snug, snug and safe," mutters Vernon, until he realizes how upset Carla is. Vernon understands that he needs to pluck up his courage, push himself out of the ground, and face the world. He needs to do it for Carla. And as Vernon blossoms into a sunflower, he discovers that although the world is not perfect, it can be ... wonderful.