#1149 – THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE by Susan Schaefer Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher

. The Big Adventures of Tiny House
Written by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
Illustrations by Courtenay Fletcher
Inner Flower Child Books 4/25/2017
978-0-9711228-2-6
32 pages   Ages 3—8

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“From the creators of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs comes a lyrical new picture book about the meaning of home.

“The adventure begins when an old farmhouse is recycled into Tiny, a snug little house on wheels who sets off on a cross-country journey to discover if he is still a real home. Along the way, he encounters new friends and learns that home isn’t a place—it’s a feeling in your heart.” [INSIDE JACKET]

Review
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From an old abandoned farmhouse is born a new style of home, a tiny home. It has a tiny front porch, a loft for stargazing when one cannot sleep, and a big green truck to take it everywhere it wants to travel. Tiny’s owners purged their belongings to fit Tiny’s small interior, and then hitch up to the green truck to travel and see the sites. Every day was grand until Tiny meet Missy Manson at the top of a hill. Missy is old-fashion and held one belief, which she told to Tiny, “You can’t be home if you don’t stay in one place.”

Tiny House is an interesting picture book. Its illustrations are bright and cheerful. Tiny and the other tiny houses are true to the tiny houses I have seen. The lovely farmhouse sits in front of rows of hay. Time goes by, the house is placed for sale, and, as the next spread shows, it never sells, but now sits in decay with a large urban setting in its backyard, nearly encroaching upon the farmland. I hate to see such change, but Fletcher shows the contrast perfectly in the two spreads. Every page speaks well of the tiny house movement with its beautifully imagined and composed spreads.

Aside from showing kids the exciting tiny homes being built and driven around the country, it asks one important question: Where must a house be located in order to be called a home?

Those who have a tiny house or love the tiny house movement will enjoy Tiny House. The Big Adventures of Tiny House is a great choice for kids reluctantly moving, or who have two homes with two divorced parents and are not sure which is actually “home.” Tiny finally learned, it didn’t matter whether home was on a big hill or on four wheels behind a big green truck, what mattered was where you and your heart are—that’s home.

THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE. Text copyright © 2017 by Susan Schaefer Bernardo. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by ARTIST. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Inner Flower Child Books, Los Angeles, CA.

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Illustrations from THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE by Susan Schaefer Bernardo copyright © 2017 by Courtenay Fletcher. Used with permission from Inner Flower Child Books.

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Copyright © 2017 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

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The Big Adventures of Tiny House
Written by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
Illustrations by Courtenay Fletcher
Inner Flower Child Books 4/25/2017
9780971122826

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6 thoughts on “#1149 – THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE by Susan Schaefer Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher

  1. This is a charming book! We are reviewing the same book this week. Mine will be released on Friday. We have different pictures to share. I really enjoy books the author and illustrator have collaborated on! Lovely review!

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    • I love tiny houses. There is a show on HGTV (I think) about building them and all the wonderful ways they find to store things and add features people want. It is an amazing show. Makes me want a tiny house. I just read your review. Wonderful!

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