The Little Mustard Seed
By Rebecca Moore
Illustrated by Summer Moore
Children and adults alike will love this timeless story of The Little Mustard Seed. Growing from a seed, to a seedling, to a grand mustard tree, the Little Mustard Seed soon discovers that he is surrounded by friends on the greatest adventure of his life – discovering his purpose.
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“Although you are the smallest of seeds now, one day you will be the biggest of all the garden trees and you will need room for spreading your branches.” – The Gardener
Children and adults alike will love this timeless story of The Little Mustard Seed. Growing from a seed, to a seedling, to a grand mustard tree, The Little Mustard Seed soon discovers that he is surrounded by friends on the greatest adventure of his life – discovering his purpose.
The first in the Misty Meadows series.
Rebecca Moore is a writer and publisher on the Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia. She is the author of three real-world devotional books titled ‘You Could be Dancing’, ‘Pizza & Choir’, and ‘Where Rivers Flow’. Rebecca wrote The Misty Meadows series when her children were little but never had them published due to not being able to find “the right illustrator”. The Misty Meadows series were a big part of her children’s upbringing and now that her youngest daughter is 17, Rebecca has found the perfect illustrator in her. The Little Mustard Seed is dedicated to her first grandchild, Max, whose mother went into labour the same night the book was uploaded to the printers. This is a very special book indeed. For baby Max, and for all the children and parents who enjoy The Little Mustard Seed.
Summer is an award-winning artist on the Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia. Her works have been commissioned and also entered into competitions where one of her artworks was chosen to appear in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane as the winner of the Creative Generation Excellence Award in Visual Art 2022. She is very excited to now be the illustrator of her favourite children’s stories.
Publisher: Star Label Publishing
Paperback: 36 pages
Print ISBN: 978-0-6459337-1-0
The story follows the journey of a small Mustard Seed that is planted in a spot that will allow it to grow and become a ‘Grand Mustard Tree.’ The story follows the process the Gardener goes through in order to tend to that little mustard seed, the thoughts and feelings of the Mustard Seed as it grows and how the surrounding nature helps the little guy to grow into something grand.
The story is beautifully written with loving dialogue and delightful descriptions. There are numerous themes that are touched upon, including love, nourishment, growth, patience and friendship. From a Christian perspective, this book is inspirational for all; relating to our internal growth, potential, and our relationship with our Heavenly Father as children of God. With faith, community, and love, we can connect with our Lord more and more.
The illustrations are lovely. Summer Moore is a talented illustrator whose soft, watercolour images are a joy to look at. They are inviting and create a sense of calm, making this a fantastic family bedtime story for all who read it, just as it has been for the author and her family.
‘The Little Mustard Seed’ is a story for all to enjoy with important messages. I would highly recommend this heartwarming, encouraging and relatable story. It would be an ideal gift for children starting school or anyone who is taking a step in a new direction in their lives. What an inspirational little book!
** I can’t help but sing the song ‘From little things, big things grow’ as I write this!
– Melanie Hunter (book reviewer) @melaniehunterbooks