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The Empty Pot

Written and illustrated by Demi
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Goodreads Rating - 4.4 / 5.0
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Target Age
32
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What's The Empty Pot About

Publisher Summary

The Empty Pot is Demi’s beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy

A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.

The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. “Whoever can show me their best in a year’s time,” he proclaimed, “shall succeed me to the throne!”

Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.

Demi’s exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping’s embarrassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.

An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice. An American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists.”

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
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5.0

This is a fantastic story about the courage it takes to be honest sometimes, as well as the worth of the truth. The illustrations date the book but are still enjoyable and fit well with the books setting, giving it an air of folklore that fits the instructive but not grating moralizing message.

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt
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4.75

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Who Wrote The Empty Pot

author & illustrator
Demi

Demi is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including The Empty Pot, Liang and the Magic Paintbrush, and Florence Nightingale. She lives in Washington state.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0805012176
ISBN 13:
9780805012170
Publication Date:
March 15, 1990