Dolores Keaveney, Illustrator, Children's Book Author, Artist


I am delighed to say that I have a new book coming out in early June. It is called The Little Sunflower Seed.

Meet the little sunflower seed, the most versatile flower in any garden, feeding the bees, the birds and us.   It was the smallest seed in the packet but grew to be the tallest in the garden. A seed when planted can mend our broken soil.   The moral of the story is that the smallest can be the greatest.

The Little Sunflower Seed
 Granny loves gardening and when her two grandchildren visit her she
 sometimes pots some flower seeds with them. On one such visit they
 went on a trip to a garden centre where they noticed a competition to
 grow the tallest sunflower.    They were intrigued and bought a packet
 of sunflower seeds to take part.    When they were sowing the seeds
 they discovered a very tiny seed and thought that it was way too small
 to plant, but Granny decided to give it a chance.  So they planted it
 and nurtured it with water and plenty of songs and lots of love.
 All through the summer the seeds grew and after taking a holiday
 Granny and the children came home to see a riot of colour and some of
 the tallest sunflowers they had ever seen.  The tallest of all was
 the tiny seed that they reluctantly had sown.    They entered it in
 the competition and it won.  They were so happy because the bees had
 plenty of pollen to eat and collect, the family had plenty of lovely
 seeds to eat and later on in the year the birds had food to eat all
 winter long.  The lesson from the story is the smallest can be the greatest.

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