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The Tallest of Smalls
by Max Lucado and Maria Monescillo


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An encouraging message for children: When you feel like you'rethe smallest of smalls, Jesus' love can make you feel like the tallestof talls.

A delightful rhyming story about the Too-Smalls who live in theStiltsville. Every evening a six, the Too-Smalls meet in the squarewhere they hope they'll be picked to receive stilts to strut aboutabove the stilt-less masses below.  Read more...


 
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More About The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado; Maria Monescillo
 
 
 
Overview

An encouraging message for children: When you feel like you'rethe smallest of smalls, Jesus' love can make you feel like the tallestof talls.

A delightful rhyming story about the Too-Smalls who live in theStiltsville. Every evening a six, the Too-Smalls meet in the squarewhere they hope they'll be picked to receive stilts to strut aboutabove the stilt-less masses below. They come to see if they matter--ifthey're awesome, if they're pretty, if they're clever, or funny. Ollie, the smallest of too-smalls, pleas to be picked. He wants to be like thehigh-ups of Stiltsville who are proud of their stilts, the ultimatestatus. But once he gets stilts, oh how it hurts when he stumbles andtumbles and loses his stilts. That is . . . until he meets Jesus whochose low over high telling him, "Keep your feet on the ground. Youmatter already."

This book for kids coordinates with Max's trade book, Fearless, releasing in September 2009.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781400315147
  • ISBN-10: 140031514X
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11.14 x 8.68 x 0.35 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Values & Virtues
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 54.
  • Review Date: 2009-11-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Inspired by Lucado's adult book, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, this earnest if faltering fable is set in Stiltsville, where residents gather daily to learn who's been chosen to receive stilts that will elevate them above “the less and the least,/ the shy and shier,/ the not-cools and have-nots/ who want to go higher.” Among those never selected is Ollie, who is “too common and dull/ for the gang of the cool.” When he finally is given a pair of stilts, Ollie smirks as he towers over others, until birds upset his balance and he tumbles to the ground. Jesus appears to urge him to “Keep your feet on the ground,/ refuse to be stilted” and lets Ollie know that he loves him. Busy, earth-toned cartoons and text in an array of sizes and colors make for some cluttered spreads. Though the verse is clunky and awkward from the outset (“Perhaps you don't know—/ then, maybe you do—/ the Too Smalls of Stiltsville/ and their story for you”), Lucado's fans will likely respond to his message of choosing humility over popularity. Ages 4–7. (Nov.)

 
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