Guess How Much I Love You meets Someday in this gentle read-aloud picture book that shows us that with just the right amount of care and support, even the smallest of seeds can grow to stand one hundred feet tall.
Thanks for the love that you’ve shown me
Right now I’m so very small
But with water and light
I will keep gaining height
And then one day I’ll stand at a hundred feet tall
Hundred Feet Tall is a tender ode to the power of unconditional, immutable love. Because no matter how small you are now, with patience and persistence, with encouragement and devotion, you, too, will someday grow strong.
On a snowy walk with their parents, one expecting, a young rabbit discovers a "little brown seed" and takes it back to their city home, where they plant it in a jar, promising "that you'll help it to grow." Over the course of the story, the slow growth that stems from both the child's and expecting parent's nurturing becomes apparent the seedling begins to take root, "grows a little green stalk," and sprouts into a sapling as the family prepares to welcome a newborn. When the young tree outgrows its vessel, the rabbit, along with grown family and a neighborhood community of various animals, plants it in a plot on the street to be enjoyed by all. Scheuer's text communicates the sweetness of anticipation, as does Williams's digitally rendered artwork in most spreads, the young rabbit lovingly admires and tends to the jar while being tended to by loved ones. An affecting volume about the quiet, nourishing work of loving. Ages 4 8.