Dunbar, Joyce Very Small

ISBN 13: 9781417755561

Very Small

 
9781417755561: Very Small

The Very Small has got lost in the forest. When Giant Baby Bear finds him, he is introduced to a gigantic world where he can make a whole meal out of a few crumbs and can have a bath in a soapdish. It's lots of fun, but it's not still not like home for the Very Small who longs to be back where he belongs at bedtime...A heart-warming picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator of Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep, of which the Guardian said, 'If ever there were a perfect bedtime book, this has to be it.'

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Playing in the woods one day, Giant Baby Bear finds a very small... something. "I'm lost," cries the Very Small. "I want my mommy!" Intrigued and sympathetic, the gentle bear decides to take the tiny furry critter home to share his mommy. The Bear family welcomes him, feeding him dinner (one whole pea, five whole crumbs of bread, and one whole spoonful of milk), giving him a bath (in the soap dish), and creating a miniature playground out of matchboxes, cardboard tubes, hairbrushes, and pencils. This is all well and good, but the Very Small still misses his mommy and daddy. His cause seems hopeless, until Giant Baby Bear sneezes a giant sneeze, and sends Very Small flying out of the cave and over the treetops, right back to the very same spot in the woods where he had gotten lost. And guess who's there waiting for him!

This cozy tale of kindness and the unique pleasures of home will warm the cockles of Very Smalls and Very Bigs everywhere. Debi Gliori's Very Small is vaguely, pleasantly reminiscent of Maurice Sendak's Wild Things (Where the Wild Things Are), and her large and small perspectives will appeal to those readers who can identify with being little in a great big world. This marvelous and prolific author-illustrator team also created the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Joyce Dunbar is a widely respected author of more than 50 books for children. Her Mouse & Mole series has been successfully adapted for television and This is the Star received widespread critical acclaim. * Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series. Her latest book, Mr Bear to the Rescue, won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award in 1997. She lives in Edinburgh.

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