by Mick Inkpen Year Published: Easy Reading
Jasper the cat, finds a bean, plants it, and waits for something to happen. He painstakingly cares for it by watering and hoeing throughout the course of a week, but to no avail; it just won't grow. In frustration, he digs it up and throws it away, claiming "that bean will never make a beanstalk." But a long time later, it not only begins to grow, but also takes on fairy-tale proportions.