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After a small yellow farmhouse gets converted into a cozy mobile home, it sets off on a cross-country road trip. Polaroid-style “photos” highlight stops on the journey, including St. Louis and New Orleans. Bernardo (who previously collaborated with Fletcher on Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs) alludes to the family who have made Tiny House their new home (“Though they didn’t have room for all their old stuff,/ what they decided to keep was exactly enough”), but Fletcher keeps them offscreen, allowing readers to imagine themselves in the story. Hitched up to a vintage green truck, aka Big Truck, Tiny House encounters other types of residences, including a pompous mansion named Missy, who chides, “You can’t be a home/ if you don’t stay in one place”; an Airstream-style trailer; a houseboat; and a “skoolie” bus. Bernardo’s singsong verse sometimes stretches for its rhymes, but it still sets up a mood of adventure equally evident in Fletcher’s crisp, cheerful, and polished artwork. It’s a story that sings the praises of tiny living and the camaraderie of the open road. Ages 4–8.
- Publisher's Weekly
I could not love this book anymore than I do! The adorable illustrations make our journey across the USA with Tiny on his grand road trip a pleasure. A wonderful adventure that brings "home" the message of what home really means!
- Patrice Karst, Best Selling Author of THE INVISIBLE STRING
As both a preschool teacher and Tiny-House enthusiast, THIS IS THE PERFECT BOOK. It's both my loves (children's books and THOW's). When I read this to my class, the children were moved and entertained. It held their attention and probed deeper questions around how we choose to live. Thank you for such a wonderful book to add to my collection. It will be on display in my own THOW's soon!!
- Grace Purcell, Teacher & Amazon reviewer
Little House, Big Heart
The Big Adventures of Tiny House is a story about an old farmhouse that gets recycled into something new: TINY, a little house with a big heart – and WHEELS!
Yes, Tiny may be small, but he lives a BIG life. With the help of Big Truck, he travels thousands of miles across America, seeing the sights and attending the Tiny House Jamboree (yes, that's a real thing - and it's AWESOME!). Along the way, he and Big Truck make lots of new friends -- like Shiny (an Airstream), Waverly (the houseboat) and Buster (a converted school bus).
Come along and get to know Tiny as he explores the country and discovers the true meaning of home. Watch our Kickstarter video below to learn more about what inspired us to write this whimsical and heart-warming book. Thank you!
Excerpt from The Big Adventures of Tiny House
Once there was a farmhouse in a field of hay,
but while it lay sleeping, the acres gave way
to a bustling city whose glistening towers
edged out the farmhouse, the fields and flowers.
Clever hands salvaged the windows and doors,"...with some nails and a saw…
recycled the wood from the walls and the floors.
Hoping to find a more neighborly view,
they picked up those pieces and built something new.
and a hammer with a claw…
A sweet little house, cozy and snug,
with a tiny front porch and a red braided rug,
a tuck-away table and a neat little nook
for writing a letter or reading a book."
LA Times Festival of Books was a Blast!
On April 22 and 23, Susan and I signed and sold books at the wonderful LA Times Festival of Books. We made so many new friends and said hello to lots of our old friends, too.