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The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide
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Apr 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: children, picture-books, fantasy, boys, fiction
Read in April, 2012

Young Treehorn discovers one day that he is shrinking. Is that even possible? Aren't children supposed to grow and not shrink?

After finally convincing his oblivious parents that he is indeed getting smaller, Treehorn attempts to continue living his life. Things, however, aren't as simple as they used to be. Treehorn even gets sent to the Principle's office for jumping to reach the water fountain at school!

Why is Treehorn shrinking? And, does it have anything to do with that mysterious game he played awhile ago?


Cute and original story. It sums up a feeling many kids experience--adults who do not seem to see, listen and understand them.

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