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A Small Thing . . . But Big


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In this simple picture book, a girl and an elderly man strike up an unusual friendship at the park with the help of his friendly dog.

About the Author

Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than a hundred beloved children's books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. Hadley Hooper works as an editorial illustrator for numerous magazines and newspapers. In 2011 she illustrated Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey. The Iridescence of Birds was her second picture book and first for Roaring Brook Press. She lives in Denver, Colorado.


"This intergenerational tale of kindred spirits facing fears and finding friendship is certain to inspire courage in readers. A sublime read-aloud for small group sharing."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Johnston's economical text about conquering fears also focuses on finding the good in each dog and in the small actions of all. Hooper's charming illustrations make Lizzie's brave walk an absolute delight."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review"A buoyant book just right for reading aloud."--Booklist, starred review "A lovely story about a transformative connection that goes both ways, as well as the power of modest revelations--beautifully summed up in the book's title, which is also a refrain in the text."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"The light-toned palette of the relief-print illustrations allows the reader to find little Lizzie and active Cecile on each spread, and Hooper's attention to detail encourages viewers to notice both the activities in the
foreground and the goings-on in the background."--The Horn Book

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