When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won’t grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits … First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combination of Ruth Krauss’s simple text and Crockett Johnson’s eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.
<p>Ruth Krauss’s beloved picture books include two Caldecott Honor Books, <em>The Happy Day</em>, illustrated by Marc Simont, and <em>A Very Special House</em>, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, as well as the perennial favorite <em>A Hole is to Dig</em>, also illustrated by Mr. Sendak.</p>
<p><strong>Crockett Johnson</strong> (1906-1975) was the writer and illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the beloved classic <em>Harold and the Purple Crayon</em>, six subsequent adventures starring Harold, and <em>The Carrot Seed</em>, written by his wife, Ruth Krauss. He was also the creator of the groundbreaking <em>Barnaby</em>, one of the most influential and ingenious comic strips of the twentieth century.</p>