Anno's Magic Seeds
I have read this picture book several times since we got it, but it has been put away for a few months. My 7 y/old daughter pulled it out last night and was trying to read it herself, and asked me to read it to her today. I recalled the last time we had sat down with it, she could only comprehend the first few pages of the math ideas. Today she astounded me with her progress in such a short time.
The story starts with a man giving Jack 2 magic seeds. The seeds are so satisfying that if you bake and eat one, you will not be hungry for a year. He was told to plant the other. This plant always bears 2 more seeds for each seed planted. So he eats one, plants one, year after year and he's a pretty happy and contented guy. But one year it occurs to him that this will go on forever. So he decides to find another way of getting food for one year, and plant 2 seeds instead of 1.
Julie Brennan, 10/5/05