Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals. Once day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony, he waits and waits but nothing happens! Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree. Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved. A charming story about the important of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!
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Can one person make a difference? Joe would like to think so. He lives in a dreary city where the only color comes from his vivid imagination. Then, while reading his favorite book, Joe gets an idea - he should plant a seed to brighten up his room! After looking high and low, Joe finds an apple seed and buries in a pot of dirt. Time passes and nothing happens. Joe forgets about the little seed until he looks up one day and notices it has turned into a tree that attracts birds. What will Joe do next? This is a sweet and inspiring story about how one person can impact their community. The mixed media illustrations capture the evolution of Joe's neighborhood perfectly and the fold out page at the end will have students begging to linger over every detail. A wonderful read aloud!