The Tiny Woman’s Coat
An itty-bitty woman no more than two to three times the size of a snail needs a coat to keep her warm. She doesn’t have any materials to make one, though. The trees are shedding their fall leaves and kindly offer some. She can use them for fabric, but how will she cut and shape them? A grey goose carefully snips away, and a friendly porcupine lets her take a quill for a needle. She threads it with a thick strand from a horse’s mane and uses the seeds the wild weeds gave her for buttons. She creates a masterpiece of sorts, something that’ll shield her from the frigid temps and falling rain.
The Tiny Woman’s Coat is a thoughtful tale about generosity, kindness, and resourcefulness. The rhyming patterns and repetition will appeal to young children ages four to eight. The story is ideal for those reading at first or early second-grade level. The storyline is straightforward, and the illustrations are marked with simplicity. However, those with sharp eyes and a quick mind will notice clues that have been incorporated on the preceding page as to what will come next. Though the pictures lack vitality and vibrancy, they are expressive and compliment the text.
|Page Count||28 pages|
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