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Tiny rabbit dreams of growing as big as the forest and as tall as the trees, yet no matter how hard he wishes, he stays the same small size. But in a jungle filled with beasts both big and small, perhaps being tiny is just right! Inspired by the rhythms and humor of Afro-Cuban folktales, award-winning author Margarita Engle wrote this charming picture book in honor of every child's favorite springtime animal.
About the Author
Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist whose work has been published in many countries. Her many acclaimed books include Silver People, The Lightning Dreamer, The Wild Book, and The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book. She is a several-time winner of the Pura Belpré and Américas awards, as well as other prestigious honors. She lives with her husband in Northern California. For more information, visit www.margaritaengle.com.
David Walker has illustrated a number of books for young readers including Peep and Ducky; No More, Por Favor; Before You Were Mine; and Flip, Flap, Fly. A former art director for Hallmark, David now lives with his family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
"Engle's rich adjectives and repetition make this an enjoyable read aloud."
—School Library Journal
"A sensitive reminder that talents and abilities come in all shapes and, yes, sizes."
"Engle delivers here a nifty life lesson in valuing what you have."