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Target Audience:
  • Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)
Categories:
Keywords:

childhood, flowers, courage, families, nature, growth, maturity

Sprout
by Michelle Crispe




Sprout, a baby sunflower seed, takes an exciting journey as he develops into a full-grown sunflower. Along the way, he encounters challenges that test his courage, and he learns to face the uncertainties that come with growth. Often he finds himself in dark places, tempted to follow the pack and stay safe, but he chooses to be brave and trust nature to provide. His mother’s words, that he was meant for wide open spaces, ring strongly in his memory as he pushes through each obstacle and grows into the flower he was meant to be.

Tucked away in a delightful rhyme lies a powerful message of bravery and self-confidence. Michelle Crispe has crafted a tale that not only introduces young readers to the science of plant life, but also uses that science to teach valuable lessons.



"It's so beautiful!!! I got choked up!"

—Jennifer Pastiloff, Best-selling author of On Being Human, A Memoir Of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard.

“Courage eludes us all at times, that’s part of being human— so I love how this book shows how easy is it to find in ourselves.”

—Jen Widerstrom, television star and wellness industry leader is the Fitness Director of SHAPE Magazine, best selling author of Diet Right for Your Personality Type and the founder of the WiderSTRONG training tribe and method.


Michelle Crispe works as a personal trainer, nutritionist, speaker, and owner of a small construction company. In her first book, she draws her inspiration from her son and tells a story of resilience, courage, kindness, and compassion as Sprout makes his way into adulthood.

Michelle lives in Toronto with her partner, Chantelle, and their beautiful, blended family: Emerson, Charley, and Gage.


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Author
Michelle Crispe
Illustrator
James Andrews

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