It just so happened on this day, as Farmer John opened his bag of flower seeds and began planting them, that one of his seeds peeked out of the bag with his own idea.
What could happen if a flower seed had a heart and mind of its own? This adventure of a flower seed named Jimmy is inspired by the parable of the sower. Jimmy takes children on a journey as he looks for the perfect spot where he can grow and be happy.
As the story unfolds, children learn valuable life lessons. Jimmy takes children on his windy and bouncy journey to a place he believes will make him happy.
Everyone likes to be happy, and Farmer John’s Special Flower stirs your child’s imagination with colorful illustrations that bring this adventure to life.
The seed’s name was Jimmy. As Jimmy watched, Farmer John would sprinkle water on the other seeds when he put them in the ground. Jimmy thought to himself, “I don’t want to get wet from all that water! Also, I want to be in a place where everyone can see just me! I want to be happy and famous!” Jimmy didn’t know it now, but Farmer John would use him to teach an important lesson to many children.
James Szolis has served as a youth leader and English minister at his church for the past thirteen years. Through his life experiences and the challenges associated in ministry, he prepared hundreds of sermons to encourage youth live out their faith victoriously. James lives with his wife, two children, and Bo, his chocolate lab, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Recommend for anyone with children. Parents can read it to young children and kids 7 and up will love it. Good message for all ages!
Myong Cha Szolis