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  • 04/2017
  • 978-0-9711228-2-6
  • 32 pages
  • $17.95
The Big Adventures of Tiny House

Children/Young Adult; Poetry; (Publish)

The adventure begins when an old farmhouse gets salvaged and recycled into Tiny, a snug little house with a big heart -- and WHEELS! With the help of Big Truck, Tiny sets off across America to discover if he is still a real home.

Tiny makes friends on the road, like Shiny the Airstream, Waverly the houseboat, and Buster the skoolie. He even goes to a jamboree! After thousands of miles, Tiny discovers that home isn't a place…it's a feeling in your heart.

The irresistible rhymes and delightfully detailed illustrations in this new classic from the creators of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs are sure to enchant children - and the book's gentle messages about sustainable living and working together will delight parents and teachers as well.

Reviews
After a small yellow farmhouse gets converted into a cozy mobile home, it sets off on a cross-country road trip. Polaroid-style “photos” highlight stops on the journey, including St. Louis and New Orleans. Bernardo (who previously collaborated with Fletcher on Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs) alludes to the family who have made Tiny House their new home (“Though they didn’t have room for all their old stuff,/ what they decided to keep was exactly enough”), but Fletcher keeps them offscreen, allowing readers to imagine themselves in the story. Hitched up to a vintage green truck, aka Big Truck, Tiny House encounters other types of residences, including a pompous mansion named Missy, who chides, “You can’t be a home/ if you don’t stay in one place”; an Airstream-style trailer; a houseboat; and a “skoolie” bus. Bernardo’s singsong verse sometimes stretches for its rhymes, but it still sets up a mood of adventure equally evident in Fletcher’s crisp, cheerful, and polished artwork. It’s a story that sings the praises of tiny living and the camaraderie of the open road. Ages 4–8. (BookLife)
News
02/21/2017
Nation's Oldest Indie Children's Bookstore to Host "Tiny House" Pre-Sale & Event

Maureen Palacios doesn't stock many self-published titles, but she's taking a chance on The Big Adventures of Tiny House. As the owner of the country's oldest independent children's bookstore, Once Upon a Time Books in Montrose, California, she sees a lot of picture books. She has enthusiastically embraced this whimsical tale about an old farmhouse that gets recycled into a tiny house on wheeels and sets off on an adventure across America to discover if he is still a real home.

Once Upon a Time will be taking pre-orders for the book now until its release date of April 25th. In addiion, Palacios has invited author Susan Bernardo and illustrator Courtenay Fletcher to do a special storytime and signing event at her store on April 29th, in honor of Independent Bookstore Day. Indie book + Indie Bookstore - it's a perfect match!

08/03/2017
Tiny House on a Big List!

The Big Adventures of Tiny House has been chosen as by "We Are Teachers" as one of 15 must-have books for kindergarten! We are delighted to be in the company of classics like Where the Wild Things Are and Brown Bear, Brown Bear!  Check out their wonderful blog for educators to see more.

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 04/2017
  • 978-0-9711228-2-6
  • 32 pages
  • $17.95

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