My Thumb by Karen Hesse


My Thumb by Karen Hesse

I love my thumb, I truly do. It tastes of pears and carrot stew. It's like a hug, an I love you. My mom hoped in a year or two there'd be some things that I outgrew, and some I have, but never you. Parents worry themselves silly over thumb sucking, but really, what's the big deal? It's tasty. lt's comforting. It gets a little soggy. But so what? As paediatricians say, as long as kids aren't sucking their thumbs when they go to college, it's all good. So let's listen to Karen Hesse and let them enjoy their thumbs.

About the Author

Karen Hesse is the author of numerous novels and picture books for children, including Out of the Dust, which won the Newbery Medal. Her recent books for Feiwel and Friends are Brooklyn Bridge and Safekeeping. She lives in Vermont. Rich Deas is the creative director of Feiwel and Friends. He's illustrated several picture books, including Cocka-doodle-dance for F&F. He lives with his wife and their two sons in New Jersey.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st August 2016



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