Author(s): Ruth Krauss
When a little boy plants a carrot seed, he waters it, and he pulls the weeds, and he waits. Everyone tells him the seed won't grow. But the little boy knows better....
"In this cunningly paced fable about patience and standing one's ground, a little boy plants a carrot seed, weeds and waters the spot, and waits for something to happen. A parade of nay-sayers drop by to tell the boy, 'I'm afraid it won't come up.' The big moment is a stupendous surprise...the little hero's homegrown triumph." -- "Parenting"