SMALL, MEDIUM & LARGE by Jane Monroe Donovan


Age Range: 3 - 6
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Sometimes a girl would just like to be left alone with her pets to do what she likes, without all those grown-ups around running the show. That’s the case with the main character in this almost-wordless story, which is told through the illustrations except for two letters to Santa. The little girl, who appears to be six or seven, finds three huge packages under her tree on Christmas morning: a cat, a dog and a pony. She feeds them, takes them outside to play in the snow, bakes cookies with them and then curls up with all three pets in her bed after their busy day. Softly shaded paintings in both full-page illustrations and multiple panels show the fun that the little girl has with her new friends, especially in the snow-speckled outdoor scenes. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-58536-447-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2010


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