Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum
  

Teeny Tiny Toady

Written by Jill Esbaum
Illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi

Synopsis

Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum

When a giant hand scoops up her mama, Teeny the tiny toad hops like lightning to her big brothers: Mama's stuck inside a bucket! Help! Don't you worry, kid. We'll save her! the boys promise. But as the brothers bumble and stumble to the rescue, it becomes clear: brawn can't always beat brains, and the smallest girl may be the smartest of all.

Reviews

When her mom and all her brothers are trapped in a bucket, it's time for Teeny Tiny Toady to screw her courage to the sticking place and hop to the rescue. As big of eyes, personality, and emotion as she is tiny and pink of body in Yamaguchi's swampy ground-level scenes, Teeny is 'toadally

's plight, Teeny hops behind, 'wishing she could be a bigger, stronger, / hero kind of toad.'

-bulb brothers not only fail to tip the bucket over, but manage (after ignoring or co-opting several of her savvy suggestions) to fall in themselves, it's left up to her:

. 'I can't do it! Not alone!' / But she had to, had to, had to. / Tiny Teeny, / on her own. One unlikely but successful stratagem later, everyone is free, jubilant, and praising their diminutive rescuer.

-- She absolutely did! Yamaguchi's illustrations are every bit as adorable as Teeny, her wee pink form hilarious when juxtaposed with her brothers', who resemble warty tennis balls with limbs. A triumphant reaffirmation of the truth that large hearts can beat in small chests, told in playful verse that gallops along with nary a stumble. --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Jill Esbaum lives on a farm in Dixon, IA and is the award-winning author of many picture books. She also enjoys writing a variety of non-fiction books for National Geographic Kids. Keika Yamaguchi graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and now lives in La Crescenta, CA. A former Walt Disney lmagineering intern, she's illustrated a number of children's books, including Puddle Pug (Sterling).

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Jill Esbaum
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Publisher

Sterling an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co Inc

Publication date

1st March 2016

ISBN

9781454914549


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