Small is a beautiful, softly illustrated picture book that pre-school children will simply love.
When Tom goes to visit his grandparents overnight, he forgets to pack Small, his favourite toy. At bedtime he is inconsolable, and worries that Small is all alone in the dark and just cannot get to sleep. But when the lights go out, Tom embarks on his search for his little pal, and Small decides to have an adventure all of his own...
Every parent knows that the loss of a favourite toy can wreak havoc in a small child's life, and that the loss represents a loss of security and comfort, particularly in unfamiliar surroundings. This delightful book takes this everyday toddler experience and turns it into a gentle adventure story, filled with familiar childhood themes, hope, humour and, most importantly of all, comfort. Perfect for sharing and reading aloud, Small is reminiscent of Shirley Hughes' Alfie stories, and would make a great gift for children of 18 months and over. --Susan Harrison