Book: Small Knitty Gritty Folk Tales (Small Folk Tales) by Christine Larsencategories: Book, Early Reader, Bedtime Stories, Read Aloud, Small Folk, Knitted Toys, Soft Toys, Forever Home, Abandoned, Rescued, Children's Book
Christine Larsenabout this book: 'Out of the mouths of babes' – or in this case, the small stitches that make the smile on the faces of Christine's collection of small knitted folk, this story could possibly be construed as too old for the small folks it was intended for. It's in her favourite 'tongue-in-cheek' writing style – not what small folk are used to. The adult 'out loud' readers will love the stories and be capable of appreciation and 'translating'. And Christine believes small listeners will love the pics and get much pleasure out of the word pictures she has created.
Most of the special needs kids featured in the story are 'rescues' from charity shops and the like, following abandonment by children who thought they had outgrown their once dearly beloved best friends. Christine's second e-book in the 'Small Folk Tales' series celebrates triumph over adversity, showing how one man's 'trash' is SO often another man's 'treasure'.
Some may call these small folk 'toys' or 'just knitted stuff' and reject them as they lose favour, maybe go out of style, whilst others see them as inanimate objects sitting silently on an obscure shelf, or perhaps stuffed in the back of a cupboard. Watch the faces of these non-believers as they read the stories of characters like Gran and Grandpa, and the disabled twins, Sally and Sammy, featured on the front cover.
By the end of their stories, it would be a hard heart indeed that was not deeply touched by the need for love and kindness and a 'forever' home that all small folk need above all else.
On her website, Christine wrote – ' I always think I can only care for my own small corner of our world, but how wonderful if my words could affect just a few other small corners, too. If only." And then, as if by divine intervention (or was that Karma?), one reviewer's grand-daughter told him this was her 'mostest favourite book ever''.
Could there be a better reason to write?
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