Young Geraldine longs to have adventures as thrilling as those in the Book of Tales, the book her papa reads to her and her brother Button at night. More than that, she wants to be brave--a seemingly impossible task in a world where ravens throw black shadows over the earth and wolves prowl barren lands in search of their prey. But Geraldine is a mouse. The weakest of ground things. Why was she, who wants so much to be brave, created by God to be small and quivering?
The book's ten stories follow the Woolkins family--Papa, Mama, Geraldine, and Button--from October to December, as they face their rather human trials and tribulations and Geraldine struggles to understand Very Very Big Hands, the creator of all, including ravens and wolves.
Suitable for readers of most ages. Parents will want to read the book to younger children, preferably after making them a cup of cocoa.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was exactly what was promised in that it is a cozy book for adults and one that can be read and discussed with really young children. It was engaging and delightful as Geraldine gets herself in one mess after another. The lessons of love, caring, sharing, helping your fellow creatures as well as the dangers that can be part of life are in there. Very, very big Hands is portrayed wonderfully for all beliefs. There is so much in this book that it would take a book to write about all the lessons in here that could be shared with readers of all ages. All age groups will benefit from reading this book.
I think that children will really love this read to them. It is well written and a good story. It was fun to learn what mice might really be like when they are young. I think there should be more pictures. This was very cute. It was almost a story within a story. I received an ebook copy from the author for a fair and honest opinion.