Small by Jessica Meserve


Written by Jessica Meserve

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I know what it was like to be small and in the shadow of my big sister and as a consequence I wish I’d read this when I was little.

A wonderful story of sibling rivalry and of gaining confidence. Really special and one to be treasured on the bookshelf for a long time.


Small by Jessica Meserve

A little girl finds that no matter what she tries to do, she is always overshadowed by her older, bigger sister. But then Small comes into her own one landmark day when her sister's parrot is caught up a tree and her sister is afraid to climb up to save it. Small has to come to her rescue, and the incident makes her realize that she doesn't have to live in anyone's shadow any more.


Wonderfully expressive illustrations -- Lorna Bradbury Telegraph This lovely book perfectly captures in words and pictures the trials of being the younger sister - with a happy ending. Prima Baby & Pregnancy A heartfelt tale with a happy ending as each child becomes reconciled to their unique place in the family Junior a charming tale ... endearingly detailed, colourful and vibrant illustrations Early Years Educator

About the Author

Jessica Meserve

Jess Meserve was born in America and grew up there and in the UK. She graduated with both a BA and an MA in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art. Since then she has done a number of highly praised fiction jackets, including At the Firefly Gate by Linda Newbery, and black and white inside illustrations for fiction, including Keith Gray's Smarties Award Winning title The Runner (Random House) and Drawing Together (Walker). She moved to Canada in 2004, and is now living in Edmonton, Alberta

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2007




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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