BERTIE AND SMALL AND THE BRAVE SEA JOURNEY by Vanessa Cabban

BERTIE AND SMALL AND THE BRAVE SEA JOURNEY

Age Range: 2 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

Bertie and his best friend—or more accurately stated, toy rabbit, named Small—are inseparable, embarking upon innumerable adventures together. Through the inventiveness of this small child, a simple box stuffed with a few toys becomes a variety of things: a house, a car, a perfect hiding spot. When further inspiration strikes, the box becomes a seagoing vessel for Bertie and Small. While using straightforward language, Cabban eloquently captures a toddler’s innate ability to transform nearly every environment through the imagination, and when the father joins Bertie’s playtime, readers gain a tender glimpse at a loving relationship. A cozy book, ideal for story time. (Picture book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7636-0878-5
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1999




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