The Tallest of the Smalls
by Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson Publishers
In Stiltsville, you either matter or you don't. And only those who matter get to choose who else will matter and be important. Ollie wants to be among those 'who matter'. He gets his wish and finds out that being one of the Tallest is not what he'd hoped. Great lesson for kids, and even adults.
My seven-year-old and I really enjoyed The Tallest of the Smalls. Great story with a great lesson about our perspectives, our values, and in Whom we should filter those through. The only thing that stumbled us was the cadence being interrupted with a little tongue-twisting in some of the words used. Also, turning of the pages is another thing that broke the rhythm because of the way the text is written in verse. But overall, the story and takeaway, along with the beautiful illustrations make this book a winner in our house. We'll have fun rereading The Tallest of the Smalls. Kudos to author Max Lucado and illustrator Maria Monescillo.
I'm thankful to Thomas Nelson Publishers for the complimentary copy of this book for review as a part of the Book Review Bloggers program.