In my opinion, this is a fabulous book. Eric Carle's illustrations of this book enhance it. Each page of illustration really shows the reader exactly what he is talking about in the text. This is very helpful to students who have trouble with reading. The illustrations can help them decipher what the text is talking about. For example, on one page the story is explaining how the seeds fly over the ocean and one falls into the water and drowns while the others keep on moving with the wind. This is illustrated beautifully in the story. The language is very descriptive. Although the illustrations are there to help a reader, the writing is so descriptive, if it was being read to a listener, they would have no trouble imagining what is being said. For example, "The flower has lost almost all of its petals. It swayts and bends away from the wind. But the wind grows stronger and shakes the flower. Once more the wind shakes the flower, and this time the flower's seed pod opens." This part of the story describes exaclty what is happening to the flower. The reader or listener can picture it in their minds. The plot of this story is very interesting. It explains the moral of the story as well. The smallest seed was the only seed that survived the long journey of blooming into the biggest flower ever imaginable. It was interesting to read how the other seeds did not make it because they landed on a mountain top, or got eaten by a bird. Just because the seed was small, it does not mean that it does not have the most potential. Just like us humans, size, shape, color, race, etc. should not determine how we view people. Our expectations of others should be high for each and every person.