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The Shrinking of Treehorn (50th Anniversary Edition)
by Florence Parry Heide and Edward Gorey and Lane Smith




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If you want to pretend you're shrinking, that's all right, said Treehorn's mother, as long as you don't do it at the table.

No one around seems to appreciate what Treehorn's going through, when he starts shrinking after playing a strange board game. His parents are busy, his friends laugh at him, and he even gets sent to the Principal's office for shrinking. Or was it shirking?

Clearly, the adults in his life have no clue and can't help. In the end, Treehorn figures it out on his own, and all is well. . . . At least until he turns green.

This oddly offbeat, surreal, and funny story is illustrated with Edward Gorey's signature pen and ink drawings. It will appeal to any kid who feels they're not truly seen or heard by the grown-ups in their life. Works for adults, too.

This 50th Anniversary edition includes an appreciation from Caldecott Honoree Lane Smith, illustrator of The Stinky Cheese Man.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year

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Overview

If you want to pretend you're shrinking, that's all right, said Treehorn's mother, as long as you don't do it at the table.

No one around seems to appreciate what Treehorn's going through, when he starts shrinking after playing a strange board game. His parents are busy, his friends laugh at him, and he even gets sent to the Principal's office for shrinking. Or was it shirking?

Clearly, the adults in his life have no clue and can't help. In the end, Treehorn figures it out on his own, and all is well. . . . At least until he turns green.

This oddly offbeat, surreal, and funny story is illustrated with Edward Gorey's signature pen and ink drawings. It will appeal to any kid who feels they're not truly seen or heard by the grown-ups in their life. Works for adults, too.

This 50th Anniversary edition includes an appreciation from Caldecott Honoree Lane Smith, illustrator of The Stinky Cheese Man.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823447039
  • ISBN-10: 0823447030
  • Publisher: Holiday House
  • Publish Date: October 2020
  • Page Count: 80
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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