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Monday 24 December 2018

Review: Tiny, Perfect Things

A walk with Grandpa becomes a delightful adventure of exploration and wonder when stopping to notice all the tiny, perfect things — A spider’s web that’s caught the light.
A snail that climbed the fence last night.

Narrated by the grandfather in sweet and gentle rhyme, the reader is drawn along on the journey, searching for little things from a fallen leaf to a red bottle cap.

It is not only about appreciating nature's beauty and the people around us. It is about the joys of observation and curiosity, and finding pleasure in the company of a loved one.

Rich, intricate pencil and gouache illustrations in earthy tones have a stunning childlike quality that reflects the innocence and wonder of the story. Each page invites exploration and a glorious pullout spread at the end is brimming with detail and diversity.

This is a book to encourage children to slow down, to find wonder in the ordinary, including a walk with a loving friend or family member. Surely a picture book such as this, that takes your breath away, counts as one of Grandpa's tiny, perfect things. 

Title: Tiny, Perfect Things
Author: MH Clark
Illustrator: Madeline Kloepper
Publisher: Compendium, $33.95
Publication Date: June 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN:  9781946873064
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book