This is another gorgeous picture book from Demi. It is a wonderful folktale that teaches children about the quality of being honest. In this tale a small boy is one of the many who have been given seeds by the emperor of China. They are to take the seeds home for a year and grow them into beautiful plants. Sadly, the little boy finds that his seeds do not sprout. Nothing grows. He has to return to the emperor with an empty pot. But, honesty is the very best policy and things have a way of working out. If you are looking for a book with dignity and beauty for a young child, reach for a book by Demi. Other books by this author include Buddha, Mother Teresa, Marco Polo, The Magic Gold Fish, One Grain of Rice and many more.