Little Thumb


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

Little Thumb recounts rhyming reasons why it really should not go into its owner's mouth.

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

Little Thumb recounts rhyming reasons why it really should not go into its owner's mouth.

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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
From The Critics
"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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565547544
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 994,593
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Wanda Dionne holds a bachelorís 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 Womenís 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.

Illustrator Jana Dillon is a second-generation Irish-American who thrives on sharing her illustrations and storytelling with children of all ages at school appearances and literary conferences. Ms. Dillon wrote and illustrated Lucky OíLeprechaun and Lucky OíLeprechaun Comes to America , both published by Pelican.

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