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4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
What's it like to beso small

you can fit under a door?

So small you can fly on the back of a bird?

So small you can have an amazing adventure others can only dream about?

Join Tinka -- a sheep the size of a cupcake -- and find out!
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Atheneum Books
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Nicola Mansfield
Jan 29, 2014 Nicola Mansfield rated it liked it
Rainy Dohaney is an alias used by graphic artist Renee French to write two children's picture books in early 2000. I was first introduced to French through her current children's graphic novel Barry's Best Buddy and thought I'd try her earlier children's work. This is certainly a cute book; having all the essential cute bases covered. It's sweet and if that's the type of picture book you are looking for this will please. However, there wasn't much that interested me here. Barry's BB is waaay bet ...more
Melody Kephart
Mar 05, 2009 Melody Kephart rated it it was amazing
Illustrator: Rainy Dohaney
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dat of Publication: 2003

Genre: Fiction, Animal character
Reading Level: Preschool to first grade. Early Transitional stage
Themes: Overcoming fears, self-esteem, friendship

Curricula Use: teach children that size doesn't matter, its what's inside that counts.
teach children how to be a good friend.
Social Issues: being different

Text & Pictures: The illustrations are beautiful and go hand in hand with the storyline.
Summary: In this story,
Tinka is so tiny she can't see anything, but she wants to see the purple "spider" on the hill, that turns out to be a huge patch of wildflowers. Good discussion points about being small, friends and nature in the spring.
Oct 21, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
This is a really sweet book, and I loved Tinka the sheep (who was adorably drawn and as small as a cupcake), and parts of this book really worked. But other parts just didn't work at all. Like the end.

Apr 24, 2009 Krystal rated it it was amazing
Author: Rainy Dohaney

Genre: Fictional picture book

Publication Info: Antheneum (2003)

Reading Level: Early

Topic/Theme: Strength/ Determination/ Friendship

Issues Addressed: Fitting in.

Classroom Uses: Individual Reading, Read Aloud

Summary: Tinka is a really small sheep about the size of a cupcake. There are a lot of disadvantages of being a sheep so small. But, Tinka finds that there are some advantages by the end of the book.

Text and image: I absolutely loved the illustrations in this book. They w
Oct 01, 2008 k8beeZ rated it it was amazing
A sweet message for kids! Great animal medicine for grown ups! I read this because I had a dream where I heard the word 'Tinka' I found this book. It definitely had a cool message for me and it makes sense with what the dream was telling me. An amazing happenstance!
Aug 29, 2009 Veronica rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, easy-books
This is an adorable book about Tinka, a sheep the size of a cupcake and her adventures with her friend Sooty the crow. Very cute story and illustrations.
Dec 11, 2010 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Very sweet book about not judging someone by their looks. We all loved this book.
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Pseudynm for comic artist Renee French.
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