I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts expressed are my own.
I love colorful and shiny things, especially new, colorful and shiny children’s books. I have nothing against classic stories. However, when I take the girls to the library I almost always make them stop at the “new” section. When given the opportunity to review The Big Adventures of Tiny House there was no hesitation. Author Susan Schaefer Bernando’s work is uplifting, providing children and readers a positive message.
This school year geography has become a large part of our lessons. My daughters have shown a natural interest in learning about continents and the 50 states of the U.S. Each state we have discussed has allowed the girls to discover history and national landmarks and has also sparked a desire to travel and see the world. They have made a list of landmarks they want to see, including Mt. Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Grand Canyon.
The girls were quickly able to relate to The Big Adventures of Tiny House because Tiny House did what they will one day do, freely travel. This story is a fun, rhyming read and instantly put my girls in a great mood. Everyday objects come to life with smiling faces and curiosity. Tiny House is a small home on wheels, similar to the ones seen on a popular home channel. He was built from recycled pieces of a former farmhouse and quickly discovered that “home” was wherever he was, whether in the desert, festive cities in the South, amongst other tiny homes, or alone. The illustrations, beautifully designed by Courtenay Fletcher, give readers an opportunity to experience and explore various landmarks and scenery right along with Tiny House. In my opinion, children from age three to eight will enjoy this story.
How to Get a Copy of The Big Adventures of Tiny House
There are many reasons to add this book to your child’s library. There are free printables and activities that compliment the book on the official The Big Adventures of Tiny House site. Also, a portion of book sales are being donated to Makes a Village, “a new organization that builds tiny houses to help people facing homelessness.” You can find all the details on TheBigAdventuresofTinyHouse.com.
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