Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Littlest Family's Big Day by Emily Winfield Martin

Do you remember the Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams? Well this is a redo of the classic. I am always nervous about redos from authors/illustrators I love. Because there is no way you can improve upon some things and then I have to feel awkward because I really love the work of the person behind the travesty. 

However, this is adorably adorable! It doesn't feel like a copy, so I am not endlessly comparing it and finding it wanting. It is just revisiting some old friends.  

Aren't these animals delightful?

We see this family moving into their forest home, complete with a red door. Red doors make tree trunk homes more marvelous. 

I kind of want their little things. 

Then they set out on a wander 
to see what they would find. 

A wander!!! I love this family already. 

A cute little butterfly/moth watching progress. 

Woodland neighbors. Pretty much my favorite pages in the entire book. 

A snail with mail! Gnomes and their home! 

Squirrels with banjos!

Rabbits with lattice topped pies! 

And that is just the one page. 

Cuteness overload!

They found the wind.

Of course they did. 

Arching cattails. 

They wander on water in leaf boats.  

And all this cuteness is followed by a storm. Which is equally delightful in it's own way. 

They shelter under a toadstool, because where else would cute people shelter?!

But when you are Lost, 
it is the best time to be Found.

So poetical and wise. 

And if I was so cute and little, I think I would be a little more worried about the owl.  

When their wander was done--
after hello and goodbye.
and the breeze and the wind,
and the river and the wild,
and the rain and the warm, 
and after Lost--
they found they were....


And just in case we hadn't had enough cuteness, we get a bedtime picture. This picture makes me wonder about the baby. It is a baby or is it a pet? I think baby, but why is it sleeping in a bowl in the middle of the floor? 


But isn't this book marvelously adorable? 

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