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Ten Tiny Things

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Tessa and Zachary have a machine that is swift and splendiferous. Every day, it carries them from here to there and back again in cool, calm comfort. But one morning, the machine breaks down. Tessa and Zachary are forced to venture into the world beyond its metal walls—a place filled with secrets and hidden happenings.
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Fremantle Press
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A beautiful book that makes kids question the value of 'looking up' and being in the world around them - rather than being isolated by technology.
Apr 14, 2015 Jbaccon rated it really liked it
Such a needed message about slowing down enough to appreciate the little things around us. After all, are not the little things what life is truly about? Is this mindfulness? It's good to be reminded we are part of the world ... not apart from it. Interesting illustrations ... beetle-like, insect-like ... a comment on human-kind as a social organism perhaps?
May 13, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. My nearly-3-year-old daughter and I read it so many times she could recite most of the words. A lovely story, but also a wonderful inspiration to live life intentionally. Illustrations were wonderful too - very striking. We borrowed this from the library, but I liked it so much I will buy a copy.
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Nov 15, 2013 Tara Bateman rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a sweet book, about going out and experiencing the world while walking to school. Rather then just sitting in a machine (car) and watching the world fly by.
I thought the illustrations were great too.
Jan 10, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it
The unique illustrations in this book are adorable! A sweet book with a wonderful reminder to slow down the pace of life so you don't miss all the beautiful things that might just be whizzing past you.
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Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children’s writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. She has a PhD in Japanese Literature and was formerly an academic at the University of Western Australia, where she taught Australian Literature, ...more
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