“Le jardin de Jaco” | Marianne Dubuc | Casterman, France | 32pp | 24x30cm
One morning, a seed suddenly and unexpectedly appears in the garden that Jaco and his friends call home. The seed starts to grow, sprouting a stem, leaves, and roots… Yvette the mole, Colette the ant, and the Vole family are all convinced that the seed spells disaster. As its roots continue to spread, ceilings crack and paths become unwalkable. The inhabitants of the garden make a bold decision: they are going to cut the plant down! Thankfully, Jaco intervenes – what if the plant is not that bad, after all? Each new page invites the reader to study how a germinating seed transforms into a plant, all explored in Marianne Dubuc’s rich and remarkable style!
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