The Little Gnome [NOOK Book]

Overview

Set in a Victorian garden, The Little Gnome is a heartwarming tale about an adorable garden gnome experiencing the wonder of the four seasons for the first time.
When summer changes to Fall and then to Winter, the Little Gnome learns to look for the good in change. The enchanting story helps kids of all ages embrace change while learning about the seasons.

The Little Gnome is the perfect gift for the ...
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The Little Gnome

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Overview

Set in a Victorian garden, The Little Gnome is a heartwarming tale about an adorable garden gnome experiencing the wonder of the four seasons for the first time.
When summer changes to Fall and then to Winter, the Little Gnome learns to look for the good in change. The enchanting story helps kids of all ages embrace change while learning about the seasons.

The Little Gnome is the perfect gift for the special children in your life who are facing changes such as moving, starting a new school, marriage, divorce, new siblings, struggling with peer pressure, and more.
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Editorial Reviews

Beautiful Books for Children - Rivka Kawano
"Sheri Fink has done it again. If you loved her first book "The Little Rose" you will love this one too. Beautifully bound and illustrated, this is one of those books that you read again and again, treasure, tape if needed (hopefully not, but if you have kids you understand), and pass on to the next generation. Destined to be one of those books that our children remember as one of their favorites from childhood."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014362894
  • Publisher: Sheri Fink
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Series: The Little Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 1,406,591
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Sheri Fink is the award-winning author of the #1 best-selling children's books, The Little Rose and The Little Gnome. She writes books that inspire and delight children while planting the seeds of self-esteem that can have lifelong benefit. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two kitties.
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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    I love how the author gives young kids a great lesson on embraci

    I love how the author gives young kids a great lesson on embracing change in a wonderfully unique way. The illustrations are beautiful (just like the rest in the series). Another hit from Sheri Fink.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Beautiful. A great story with amazing illustrations :)

    Beautiful. A great story with amazing illustrations :)

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    The Little Gnome loves to visit with his friends and enjoy the f

    The Little Gnome loves to visit with his friends and enjoy the flowers and beauty in the Victorian garden. He loves the warmth, sound and sights. At night the moon and stars are mesmerizing. Then things start to change the days are shorter, garden begins to change and the temperature changes.

    I have to admit I know nothing about gnomes. So I searched the definition of gnome here is the short of it. Get it short... "A legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground."
    He sounds like a very important little fella.

    The author writes about this darling Little Gnome in such a way to teach our children the changes in the seasons. The child will easily be able to understand each season as they change from one season to the next. She not only does a great job about describing the changing in the seasons but she also describes the mood and confusion the little gnome experiences within the changes of the season. Then when the seasons come full circle and he found out it happens every year over and over again he became happy and looked forward to the changes of each seasons.

    I describe the illustrations as soft and pleasing to the eyes. They are cuddly, warm and comforting. She has created calm illustrations for the child while enjoying the story about the Little Gnome. The writing and the illustrations come together as one in The Little Gnome. If the child can not read they will easily be able to understand the meaning of the story from the illustrations with no problem.

    I highly recommend this book.

    Disclosure
    I received a free copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

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    5 Stars. My Review: As a young child growing up in England I co

    5 Stars.

    My Review: As a young child growing up in England I couldn’t understand why the weather changed so much.

    This story is about the Little Gnome in an enchanting Victorian garden who has to adapt to the change of his new surroundings. He enjoyed listening to the sweet sounds of the birds singing and would bask in the warm sunbeams at dawn and rest in the cool shade. He adored the delightful garden that was full of playful squirrels, bees, geese and bluebirds. Then after a few weeks, he experienced for the first time that the leaves were falling off the trees, the sun woke up later and went to bed early. And when it started to snow he felt cold. The little Gnome had never experienced anything like this before. But when summer came along he was happy and appreciated the seasons for the first time.

    The Little Gnome is beautifully written by Sheri Fink and illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam using bright colors which helps explains the concept of change and the four seasons.


    Pages: 28



    FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

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    5 Stars! My Review: As a young child growing up in England I

    5 Stars!



    My Review: As a young child growing up in England I couldn’t understand why the weather changed so much.

    This story is about the Little Gnome in an enchanting Victorian garden who has to adapt to the change of his new surroundings. He enjoyed listening to the sweet sounds of the birds singing and would bask in the warm sunbeams at dawn and rest in the cool shade. He adored the delightful garden that was full of playful squirrels, bees, geese and bluebirds. Then after a few weeks, he experienced for the first time that the leaves were falling off the trees, the sun woke up later and went to bed early. And when it started to snow he felt cold. The little Gnome had never experienced anything like this before. But when summer came along he was happy and appreciated the seasons for the first time.

    The Little Gnome is beautifully written by Sheri Fink and illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam using bright colors which helps explains the concept of change and the four seasons.


    Pages: 28



    FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Hurray for another bestseller from Sheri Fink! The Little Gnome

    Hurray for another bestseller from Sheri Fink! The Little Gnome is a gentle tale about something that can be a serious issue for kids: Change. Readers learn along with the adorable gnome that change is not only inevitable; it can also be beautiful. The lovely descriptions and inviting illustrations embody this powerful message. The story also teaches children about the seasons in a manner which puts them one step ahead of the gnome and thereby builds their self-esteem. Of course, building kids' self-esteem is what Sheri Fink is all about. She began with her bestselling The Little Rose and now is proceeding, book by book, to improve children's lives. (Ps. Both books together make an amazing gift set!)

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Bravo, Sheri! Another beautiful story with a great message for

    Bravo, Sheri! Another beautiful story with a great message for kids of all ages.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

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    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite "The Little Gnome

    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite

    "The Little Gnome" was written by Sheri Fink and illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam. This children’s story begins by introducing the Little Gnome to readers. Little Gnome was happy as he enjoyed the beautiful flowers, the singing birds, the whispering wind and the warm sunshine in the Victorian garden. He was sure he lived in the most perfect garden. His friends liked to visit the Little Gnome in his garden. One day the Little Gnome noticed something different: the air was getting cooler, the days were shorter and the leaves on the trees changed color and fell to the ground. One morning the Little Gnome saw white powder on the ground. It was cold and he was sad. When the Little Gnome was sad he was grouchy. He missed his friends and the warm sunshine. But then he heard laughter and experienced something he had never experienced before.

    "The Little Gnome" is a delightful book. The illustrations are bright and cheerful. They lend much to the text. The plot is cute, interesting and well done. It will appeal well to children. This tale teaches the difference in the seasons and what we can enjoy about each one. Parents and teachers alike will want a copy of this book to read to their children. One of my favorite lines in the book is on page 25: “The Little Gnome now understood that there’s something to look forward to and celebrate in every season.” The moral of this story is, “When you look for the positive in every change, you will always find something to appreciate and enjoy.” This is a must read book!

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    I just got my copy of The Little Gnome - and it is as wonderful

    I just got my copy of The Little Gnome - and it is as wonderful as The Little Rose. Wonderfully illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam, The Little Gnome is a charming story with an educational and inspirational message about accepting and appreciating change. I know my nephew will love it

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

    The Little Gnome is a beautifully written tale that explains the

    The Little Gnome is a beautifully written tale that explains the concept of change using the four seasons. What makes this story so engaging is that it teaches children to look forward to new things with excitement rather than fear. The lesson is wonderful as it teaches old and young to face change with delight and that different experiences can result in joy. As a Trainer and Coach, I will use The Little Gnome to illustrate changes that we all face and how we must acknowledge that with every constant there is change. Ms. Fink is a wonderful storyteller who is able to explain seemingly difficult concepts that all children from the very young to the very wise adult can appreciate.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

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    A Wonderful Book!

    "The Little Gnome" is another beautifully written story by Sheri Fink. The setting is a Victorian garden, where a little gnome is happy with his environment, life, and friends until the seasons begin to change. It takes some time for the little gnome to adjust to the changes, but before long, he starts to understand and appreciate the transition of seasons. The gnome learns that each season has its positive aspects, and change can be good.

    This charming tale flows well and is accompanied by spectacular illustrations that wonderfully portray the story. After reading "The Little Gnome", children will not only learn about seasonal changes, but they will also come away with ideas on how to adapt to change.

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