Quills Quotes & Notes: One Seed - a children's book and song by Rosemary Phillips

A story/book, song/CD and videos by Rosemary Phillips

This is the story (and song) about a seed that decided to grow on the desert when all the other seeds said it was impossible and couldn't be done...

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About the Story
The Book
The Song/CD, Lyrics,
   FREE Music PDF,
   and Actions

The "One Seed Song"
   YouTube Video w/Lyrics

PDF, MP3 and Video
One Seed as a Play w/Scripts
Children and parents
What children say
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A story and song about what a seed can become!

About the Story
It is a story about courage, hope, perseverance, being different, and making a difference. It encourages discussion on everything from how to grow a garden, to inventors, to having ideas, to having the courage to do something you didn’t think you could do, to the fact that just about everything in this world comes from a seed. And it's a fun story! To see all the subjects and areas of discussion visit the Presentation-Performance page.

“A simple story of life, which children and adults the world over will treasure – and the seed will be sown in many a classroom and home.” - Christine Carruthers, retired teacher, London UK

One Seed - The Book
The new revised book is very simply illustrated with line drawings and colour throughout. In its simplicity it invites imagination. Children love the simplicity and the size of the book, pocket size. This new English edition also includes a Kids' Gallery of art work that children have sent, a page for creating artwork, some questions about seeds, and the music and read-along, sing-along CD.

"This little story, for children and weary activists, is available at the Kamloops Public Library. Written by Rosemary Phillips, the book and accompanying cd gently remind us that the courage of one has deep and far-reaching impact." SoundKamploops.com

One Seed - The Song/CD, Lyrics, FREE Music PDF, and Actions
When rehearsing for a theatrical presentation of the story "One Seed" a song was created. It came together in a matter of about an hour. That very afternoon the children rehearsed it, underneath the apricot tree in the garden, and performed it that very night. They are the same children on the CD recording. The CD, which includes the reading of the story the song, features vocals, guitar, keyboard and sound effects by Rosemary Phillips, vocals and sound effects by Clare and Darbye Turner, Leah, Monique and Marc Peron, and bass guitar by John Vere. It was recorded and engineered at Cactus Music Studios in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.

Follow the links below for the Lyrics, Actions and the FREE PDF download of the music.

Link to the "One Seed" song Lyrics,
FREE Music PDF, and Actions
Listen to a sample of the "One Seed" Song.

The "One Seed Song" YouTube Video with Lyrics

One Seed - Book/PDF, Song/MP3 and Video for Downloading
The "One Seed" new English version is now available as a PDF and the CD as an MP3, together or individually for downloading onto your computer. There is also an educational video, based on the school presentations, which can be seen on YouTube (and above). It is also available for purchase as a download or free on YouTube. This will make it so much easier for the story and song to travel around the world. Already they have been used in classrooms and in homes on four continents. The French and Persian versions are also available in PDF format for download.

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One Seed as a Play - with FREE Scripts

Click for the "One Seed" FREE PDF
Reading Scripts
FREE PDF "One Seed" Sheet Music

“One Seed” can be performed as a play with children taking on the roles of narrator and seeds. (See above for FREE PDF of scripts for the five "Seeds".) Children can also create “a sound effects department” by using instruments, blocks of sandpaper, xylophone, keyboard sounds for birds and insects and wind, or the children can make the noises themselves such as the whooshing of the wind, or the sound of being weary and tired travelers. The song makes a wonderful ending. Please feel free to present “One Seed” in schools and places of worship and learning, or children’s groups, clubs and organizations anywhere in the world.

Schools, kindergarten classes and choirs in Canada, the US, Asia, Europe and Australia have sung the "One Seed" song and presented the story for Earth Days, concerts and assemblies.

OK Falls presents "One Seed" for Earth Day

One Seed - Presentation and Performance
One Seed has been presented and performed in many schools and on concert stages. Rosemary has developed a presentation for Grades K-3 that can be seen on the Presentation & Performance page. The basic presentation format is included in the video at the top of the page. For feedback from teachers visit Reviews.

Children join in reading "One Seed"

Children and parents love the book and CD
One report from a grandparent was that her granddaughter’s family had to put the CD player in her own room because she just kept on playing the CD over and over again. The CD has also been known to calm down irate children while they travel by car. It has also helped a young Kindergarten student who before hearing the CD “One Seed” didn’t want to read. Now he reads.

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What Children Say (see Reviews for more comments):
“This story makes me feel happy because it teaches people to believe in themselves!” Jessica, age 5.

“This story means a lot to me because I learned more about faith and courage. This story teaches me to be a better person.” Jaimie, Grade 3.

“This story makes me think about what we need to live. List of things that the Seed would need to survive - soil, water, sun, care, love. List of things that people need to survive - food, air, love, care, a strong house. I think seeds and people both need love and care!” Dryden, Grade 3.

Published and Copyright 2002 and 2010
by Quills Quotes & Notes
Book/CD/Music - ISBN 0-9731568-1-2
PDF/MP3 Electronic ISBN 0-9731568-3-6
Made in Canada


Copyright Rosemary Phillips, Quills Quotes & Notes Enterprises, 2013
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