It was a wonderful day. Little three-year-old Rachelle Tiny was in a good mood. She was pushing her brand new baby in its brand new stroller, up and down the passageways inside the walls of the big people's house. And all the while she was singing a happy song. Papa Tiny had made the stroller out of a half a walnut shell, with wheels made of four matching buttons. The teeny Tiny baby doll that fit in it was no more than half an inch tall from ...
It was a wonderful day. Little three-year-old Rachelle Tiny was in a good mood. She was pushing her brand new baby in its brand new stroller, up and down the passageways inside the walls of the big people's house. And all the while she was singing a happy song.
Papa Tiny had made the stroller out of a half a walnut shell, with wheels made of four matching buttons.
The teeny Tiny baby doll that fit in it was no more than half an inch tall from the top of its curly yarn head to the bottom of its teeny Tiny feet. Mama Tiny had made the doll for her from a few scraps of leftover material and a piece of yarn. Rachelle thought the whole thing was magnificent!
And to make the whole effect even better, Rachelle was also wearing her dress up things. She had on a necklace made of tiny beads. They came down to a point on which was hung a gold foil star from a discarded Christmas decoration. In the very center was a piece of silver glitter that sparkled and shone like a diamond.
The glitter necklace, as she called it, matched the other tiny pieces of gold foil with glitter that sparkled on her ears. All in all, Rachelle thought the effect was stunning.
In fact, Rachelle was thinking so much about how pretty she looked that she wasn't paying attention to where she was going. The next thing you know, Rachelle looked around her and realized that she was lost!
Read about Rachelle’s adventure, and what happens when she meets up with one of the big people’s cats.
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.