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When Giant Baby Bear finds a very small . . . something . . . lost in the woods, he wants to comfort his tiny new friend. So he brings the Very Small home to share his very large mommy and daddy, his favorite oversize toys, and all of his other special big things. The Very Small has fun, but when bedtime comes he longs for his very own little bed.
In the spirit of their previous bestselling collaboration, Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep, Joyce Dunbar and Debi Gliori deliver another warm and loving book sure to capture hearts-both big and small--everywhere.
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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 CoulterAbout the Author:
Joyce Dunbar has written more than fifty books for children. She lives in Norwich, England.
Debi Gliori is the creator of the Mr. Bear series, as well as the illustrator of many other beloved picture books. She lives outside of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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