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Title: The Littles Take a Trip by John Peterson
The Little family decides that it is time to make a trip to meet up with some other tiny families. They believe that their children are a little too socially isolated, and they hope that this will help them make some friends. Cousin Dinky scopes out the route, but when their ride (Hildy, the cat) gets injured and is taken home by Henry Bigg, the Littles find themselves stranded in the woods. Will they make it to the tiny family gathering?
My son and I just finished reading this as our homeschooling chapter book. This book is much like all the other Littles books, so if you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy it. I’ll confess that it wasn’t my favorite book in the series. The story and dialogue were just average, with nothing that really stood out as remarkable. My son really enjoyed it, though!
I think that a child would get a bit more enjoyment out of the book than an adult would. They can daydream about what it would be like to ride around on a cat in the middle of a giant woods, and later to ride a tame skunk! In case you’re worried about the Littles getting stuck in the big, dark woods–don’t fear! It turns out there are actually tiny people living in the woods whom the Littles never even knew about. Phew! You can stop sweating now.
I recommend The Littles Take a Trip to kids who are reading beginner chapter books, or as a fun family read-aloud
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Until next time…