The Empty Pot
A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.
The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!"
Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot.
Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded.
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Review: The Empty PotUser Review - Ewelina Łuszczek - Goodreads
This book was a delight to read. It teaches about courage, honesty and shows that sometimes it pays off not to do what everyone else does. A nice lesson for the kids and a little reminder for the ... Read full review
Review: The Empty PotUser Review - Gerardo Mendoza-Tovar - Goodreads
This story's protagonist is a boy named Ping; he is an excellent flower and plant grower. When the emperor has all the children in a competition in growing flowers and gives them seeds it is a test to ... Read full review