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Itsy Bitsy & Teeny Weeny

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One spring, as part of their animal rescue work on Hazel Ridge Farm, Gijsbert (Nick) and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen find themselves caring for a lamb and an orphaned fawn at the same time. They name the lamb Teeny Weeny and the fawn Itsy Bitsy. Raised as "siblings," the two youngsters are inseparable that summer, sharing a playpen in the house, romping together, and just get ...more
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published April 20th 2009 by Sleeping Bear Press (first published March 2009)
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Sarah BT
Mar 09, 2011 Sarah BT rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is another animal themed Show Me Readers Award nominee, but thankfully it's light on the sap that many of the animal books come with.

The book never says anywhere that it's based on a true story, but I'm guessing it is, since the author also the narrator and it seems as though she's retelling an experience she had on her farm. The illustrations by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen are well done and they almost look like cross stitch with the subtle lines on every page.

The story has a "message" b
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Maria Tag
May 19, 2016 Maria Tag rated it it was amazing
My absolute favorite book as a toddler, since deer are my favorite animal.
Angie
This is a 2011 MO Show Me Readers Award Nominee. I am assuming it is based on a true story off the author's note in the beginning of the book. It was an entertaining read. I enjoyed the illustrations and the story. The message wasn't heavy handed, but it wasn't too subtle that it won't be understood by the kids reading it either. I think children will enjoy this animal book.
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Mar 15, 2010 Kim rated it liked it
On the same day, the people of Hazel Ridge Farm need to rescue a newborn lamb and a fawn. They quickly become "the twins" and are raised together until the day comes that the deer must be set free.
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