Friday, June 13, 2008

tiny's big adventure (h.c.a. #7)

ah, little tiny. this mouse and his big and equally adventerous sister play in a wheat field near their mouse house. they find all sorts of things - a boot, a tractor, a spider, a pheasant, and other field creatures and they all look as big in the illustrations as they would seem to tiny.

interestingly, the author of this book, martin waddell, won the hans christian andersen award but i wasn't super thrilled about the text of this story. it didn't hold my daughter's attention at all. but the illustrations were very cool - vinyl engravings, watercolor washes, and printed wood textures (these things i found out courtesy of the reviewers at booklist) were really different. i won't be checking out this one from the library again though.

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