The Big Adventures of Mr. Small by JoAnn Adinolfi


The Big Adventures of Mr. Small by JoAnn Adinolfi

Mr. Small is a hamster with a big hunger for adventure. When he leaves his cozy cage and meets Dusty Bunny, he faces the biggest adventure of all fighting the Dust Sucker 3000! Will Mr. Small defeat the evil vacuum cleaner or will he lose his friend to its voracious appetite?


Who knows what lurks under the fridge? Mr. Small will take you on the greatest little adventure you've ever laid eyes on. --Nina Laden, author-illustrator of The Night I Followed the Dog Readers will fall in love big time with Mr. Small. --Robin Newman, author of A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake HYSTERICAL! I really enjoyed this book. It's one you can read over and over again and find something that you missed the previous time -- LOVE it! --Marla Conn, ReadAbility Can eyeballs be characters if they don't have a face to sit in? If you add stick arms and legs, they can. When they link up with a teeny tiny hamster who's in search of a big adventure, the result is a goofy plot.In a series of sequential, paneled compositions, the two eyeballs (no names) detach themselves from a cactus and string along with hamster Mr. Small as he leaves the safety of his home, where something yummy to eat is never far away: a peanut, morsels of cheese, sunflower seeds, even lots of poop (only to be eaten in an emergency!). But there is no adventure! At dark, hamster and eyeballs set off, but the first obstacle is the living room rug, which looks like a thick, furry maze to the diminutive rodent. (Adinolfi superimposes a maze for readers to move him through over the fibers.) Once through, he scrambles toward the kitchen and under the refrigerator, where it's dark and dangerous. There, he encounters a dust bunny and befriends it. The text is a mix of word bubbles and narrative. The panels abut one another without traditional borders, and they teem with activity. --Kirkus Reviews Deftly written and colorfully illustrated...An original and entertaining tale that will have special appeal for children ages 6 to 10, 'The Big Adventures of Mr. Small

--Midwest Book Review

About the Author

JoAnn Adinolfi has written and illustrated many children's books. The Bank Street College of Education has chosen her titles for their Best Children's Books lists and she recently won the Gold Medal, Mom's Choice Award.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


JoAnn Adinolfi
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Publication date

13th September 2016



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