LITTLE THINGS by Anne Laurin


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An amusing, unassuming tale about an old farm woman who begins to knit a blanket for winter and gets so carried away that the blanket soon fills the house and covers the field. Meanwhile her husband must prepare his own meals and stumble over the blanket trying to find his bed, his tractor, and his very house. But ""little things never bothered Mr. B.,"" and so he goes along until even Iris wife has disappeared under her work; then, at last, he urges her to stop--for, though little things have never upset him, ""your blanket has become such a big thing."" Like the story, Sewall's expertly homely soft pencil drawings avoid making too big a thing of the episode.

Pub Date: March 10th, 1978
Publisher: Atheneum