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Title: The Littles And Their Amazing New Friend by John Peterson
When a hot air balloon ride goes awry, some of the Littles find themselves blown to a new place which they’ve never explored before. There they encounter a Tiny community which seems to have jumped right out of the pages of early American history.
This is probably one of my favorite Littles books and I’ll tell you why. First, it has tiny animals in it. How cool is that? Just imagine tiny horses that tiny people can ride. Do you see how the cuteness quotient has risen exponentially through the roof?
Second, I liked that this book actually had a message. Whereas most of the Littles books are just fun, cute adventures, this one seeks to teach a message. Their new friend Glory is growing up in a community much like that of the early American settlers. Her father holds the belief that females should be limited to certain roles and activities, and he tends to stymie his adventurous daughter. Towards the end of the book he changes his thinking, and readers are left with the message that girls/women are capable of anything that boys/men do.
I recommend The Littles and Their Amazing New Friend to children who are just starting to read chapter books, or as a nice family read-aloud.
Rating: 4 Stars
Until next time…