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Teeny Tiny

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  84 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
When the teeny tiny woman goes for a walk, she comes upon a teeny tiny bone that's perfect for making soup. Little does she know that the ghostly owners of the bone will follow her home for a teeny tiny bit of terror! The rhythmic words are wonderful for reading aloud, and dePaola's illustrations are colorful, cheerful and childlike. --Publishers Weekly The repetitive patt ...more
Published December 29th 1997 by Puffin (first published March 28th 1986)
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May 14, 2017 Yesterly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe it tells us that small people can be big in ways. Small but terrible, as they say. I still didn't like it that much.
The teeny tiny woman goes for a walk and finds a bone that will be perfect for supper. A voice comes to her and the night and demands she give back the bone.

This was my favorite story as a child. It was just spooky enough to excite me, but I was a little scared by the book. The rhythmical text in this book will be engaging to the reader. Very young readers will be able to read this story as it is a very simple text with a lot of repetition. The illustrations of a friendly woman with big eyes wou
Nov 20, 2010 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jessica
This is almost an easy reader verison of this folktale; even the dimensions of the book are on the small side to match the concept of teeny tiny. I choose to read this because of the dePaola illustrations and these are perhaps more sparse in detail than the typical dePaola illustration. However, I did find his signature heart in one of the illustrations. Thre are other more engaging verisons of this folktale.
Jul 20, 2008 Connie rated it really liked it
This is a classic English ghost story, in the vein of "The Golden Arm", where eventually you end up screaming at your unsuspecting vict- uh, child.

Great fun, not much more to it than that. If you want to read the story beforehand you can look it up on google.
Oct 31, 2013 Miri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: halloween
I enjoyed this version of this story the most, it was short fun and a little spooky.
Jun 05, 2008 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I love this story but I had to subtract a star because it also reminds me of Mrs. Freund and Dana Wedin. Lorie, Brian, and my mom will know why.
Jan 24, 2010 Winslow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
You like to count the ghosts on each page, and to chant the refrain, "Give me back my bone!"
Apr 03, 2010 Maria rated it it was ok
I think this makes a better story out loud than ( i think I first heard it at a storytelling festival) a book.
Amanda Sevigny recommended Teeny Tiny and The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything as good children's spooky stories perfect for the holiday season!
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Vocabulary of the letter T
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A retelling of a classic English tale illustrated by award winning Tomie DePaola.
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