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Ten Tiny Things
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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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?
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.
Meg McKinlay is a poet as well as a children's writer. She lives in Australia and divides her time between writing and teaching at the University of Western Australia.More about Meg McKinlay...