It was late at night; very, very late at night. But somehow little Danielle Tiny couldn't sleep. Slowly she climbed out of the milk duds box that served as her bed, being careful not to disturb her brother, Aaron Tiny, who slept above her in an M&M box and her tiny twin sister Rachelle who slept nearby. Rachelle's bed was made from a peppermint candies box. Their mom and dad had made all their beds out of candy boxes so they would have ...
It was late at night; very, very late at night. But somehow little Danielle Tiny couldn't sleep.
Slowly she climbed out of the milk duds box that served as her bed, being careful not to disturb her brother, Aaron Tiny, who slept above her in an M&M box and her tiny twin sister Rachelle who slept nearby. Rachelle's bed was made from a peppermint candies box. Their mom and dad had made all their beds out of candy boxes so they would have sweet dreams every night, but tonight it wasn’t working.
Danielle shivered in the dark. Something was different. She didn't know what it was, but she could feel it.
Slowly she snuck out of the room. When she was in the hallway, suddenly she heard a loud noise. CRACK! It sounded like it was right next to her.
Danielle froze in her tracks. Her fuzzy brown hair stood straight up on its ends, making her a whole one-quarter inch taller than her normal three inches. She was too scared to even run to her mom and dad's room. Then, as she listened further, she began to hear the rain pattering on the big people's roof far above her head.
"Oh, it's just a rainstorm." Danielle said, laughing at herself. "I'm going up to the lookout place and watch it."
The lookout place was a special place to the Tinys. A couple of years before, a small chunk of plaster had fallen off the outside of the building. Before the big people noticed the hole, the Tinys got up there and covered it over with a piece of glass.
Once she was in the lookout place, Danielle scooted herself all the way over to the edge of the window seat and leaned against the glass. The older Tinys never let her get this close before. They always said that the glass might fall out and send her plunging hundreds and hundreds of inches to the pavement below, but Danielle didn't believe them.
Suddenly the glass popped out of its slot and tumbled out the hole. Danielle waved her arms wildly, trying to keep her balance, but it was no good. She also fell out the hole!
Find out what happens to Danielle when she falls out the hole and into the big people’s world.
The Tinys are a family of very small people that live inside the walls of a big person’s apartment. In many ways Tinys are like littles, but they don’t have tails like littles do.
There are four children in the Tiny family. Gabrielle (or Brie as she is better known) is the oldest. Then comes Aaron, the only boy. After Aaron are the twins, Danielle and Rachelle. They all live with their mother and father.
Living nearby are their grandmother and their Aunti Karen, who they spend a lot of time with.
The Tinys all live in the walls of an apartment that belongs to the Martin family. In the Martin Family there are the parents, June and Jerry, and their only child, Peter. They also have three cats!
As you may know, cats love to chase things that are smaller than they are, and tinys are just the right size for a cat to chase. The cats will pounce on the tinys and bat them around. They may not mean to hurt the tinys, but they do. That’s why tinys don’t like cats.
The Tinys work hard at making things work. They like to recycle things that the big people throw away. They also like parties, and good times, and spending time together.
In many ways, Tinys are just like you and me, only smaller.
Read about the adventures of the Tinies in this series.
Cullen Gwin was born and raised in California and still makes it his home. He always loved writing, even as a youngster, and remembers when his mother would make his sisters listen to his latest creation around the dinner table. This event was always met by a groan from his siblings.
Thankfully his writing has improved since then and it is much more welcome to his readers. He has written several books for the 14 Fun Facts and other LearningIsland.com series.