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Little Thumb

Little Thumb

by Wanda Dionne, Jana Dillon

A perfect way to approach the problem of thumb-sucking with young children.


A perfect way to approach the problem of thumb-sucking with young children.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Pediatric dentists will certainly approve of this picture book that discourages young children from sucking their thumbs. Thumb sucking can cause structural changes in a child's mouth and is, therefore, potentially problematic. This book covers much ground¾from explaining why children should not suck their thumbs to illustrating more useful activities for thumbs. For example, thumbs help turn doorknobs, pick flowers, peel bananas, hold a sandwich and bounce a ball. Bright, colorful illustrations accompany the rhyming text. Thumb suckers are sure to be curious enough to want this book read over and over. However, keeping those thumbs out of children's mouths may require quite a bit more than gentle persuasion. The emotional attachment to a thumb and the comfort it provides is mighty powerful. This may provide an opening to end the habit. 2001, Pelican, . Ages 2 to 5. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
"Little Thumb" has many reasons why it really should not go inside its owner's mouth. CH 2001, Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., $7.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)

Product Details

Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Wanda Dionne holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Baylor University, and is an award-winning author who has written professionally for newspapers and magazines for many years. She lives in Texas and is a former Women's Editor of The Orange (Texas) Leader and Entertainment Editor/Celebrity Reporter for The Tampa Tribune. She has written several books for middle readers. Little Thumb is her first picture book.

A second-generation Irish American, prolific writer and artist Jana Dillon frequently visits elementary schools to teach children about the creative processes of writing and illustrating books. She holds a BFA in painting. Her illustrations are widely collected and have been exhibited in several museums across the country. Ms. Dillon wrote and illustrated Lucky O’Leprechaun and Lucky O’Leprechaun Comes to America, both published by Pelican.

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