Canadian Author Jean Little
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Monday, 14 July 2008 09:37


ean Little’s most recent book, The Sweetest one of all, is a picture book for very young children and their parents. In it, barnyard animal babies ask their mothers who they are and each of them is told that he or she is the sweetest one of all. The book ends with a human mother telling her little one the same thing. And getting a loving hug in response. The playful text should continue to delight both children and adults even after many readings.

The colourful illustrations by Marisol Sarrazin are endearing and filled with lively detail. Each will hold small readers spellbound.

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ean Little is recognized throughout Canada and the United States for her candid and unsentimental portrayals of adolescent life. Once a teacher of handicapped children, Little herself is only partially sighted, and she uses much of her real-life experience as the basis for her books.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2008 19:21
Revenge of the Small Small

Revenge of the Small Small

Picture Book, Penguin, 1992, 32 pages

Patsy Small is the youngest in her family, and she doesn’t like it one bit. Her older brothers and sister are always teasing her. Even when they come down with chicken pox, they don’t appreciate everything she does for them.

Then, after they all get better, Patsy herself gets chicken pox. Her father brings home something just for her to play with, but the older kids try to ruin it for her — until Patsy plans a little revenge of her own. All ends happily, however, when the bigger Smalls repent.


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