An unforgettable cast of miniature and massive characters fills this fabulous collection of stories and poems, the latest in the series by Diane Goode. Here the Caldecott Honor medalist matches the large with the small to come up with a winning combination. Drawn from a wide variety of sources, favorites such as "The Shoemaker and the Elves" and "Teeny-Tiny" appear alongside lesser-known selections such as the Italian folktale "Little Lella" and the African-American "Wiley and the Hairy Man. "Each story is perfectly illustrated by Diane Goode's distinctive artwork, by turns hilarious and witty, warm and charming. Giants' heads and hands burst over the borders of the art, while paintings of tiny people nestle diminutively in the text like miniature gems. Capturing a multitude of dainty fairies, hairy ogres, industrious elves, and dim-witted giants, Goode achieves an exuberant mix of fascinating folklore and sheer fun. This collection, which begs to be read over and over, will please readers tall, tiny, or anywhere in between. Diane Goode's award-winning Dutton books include Where's Our Mama? and Mama's Perfect Present; The House Gobbaleen, by Lloyd Alexander; the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains, by Cynthia Rylant; and Ms. Goode's many wonderful collections of stories and songs.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 12.26(h) x 0.49(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Diane Goode says, "In this book I wanted to capture the feeling that there's a wonderful world waiting right around the corner. Since winning the Caldecott Honor for When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant at the start of her career, Diane Goode has written and illustrated such lovely picture books as Mama's Perfect Present and Thanksgiving is Here! Her son, Peter, to whom this book is dedicated, is now grown. The talented author-illustrator lives in Watch-ung, New Jersey, with her husband and their yellow Lab.