Stephens, Helen The Big Adventure of the Smalls. Aladdin, 2012. $15.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G. PICTURE BOOK
Paul and Sally Small live in Small Hall, which, in fact, is huge. On the night of the Small Hall Grand Ball Paul loses his beloved teddy when he and his sister try to sneak a peek at what is happening at the party. So begins a grand adventure as the two Smalls attempt to recover Mr. Puddles all the while trying not to be caught out of bed.
A simple book that is somewhat lacking in charm. The story is a tad scattered in tone and leaves the reader wanting more in the way of an adventure. With an entire palatial home to run around and hide in, the children seem to rush through the rooms in a blur with the book finishing without it seeming like anything really happened.
EL (K-3)—OPTIONAL. AEB Social Studies Teacher