Tiny and Hercules

written & illustrated by Amy Schwartz

A Neal Porter Book

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Another gem from Amy Schwartz just as "charming and hilariously understated*" as ever. (*New York Times)

Five fast and funny chapters of the lives of two rather unusual friends: Tiny, an elephant with a fear of ice skating and a newfound love of knitting, and Hercules, a mouse with a heart of gold and a desire to learn to paint. As different as can be, somehow together they make the perfect team. Young readers setting out on their own with books will cheer for this funny and touching duo.

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Praise for Tiny and Hercules

“Tiny, an elephant, and Hercules, a mouse, are best friends. Like all friends, sometimes they take turns suggesting what to do and manage to surmount their differing sizes and skills.” —The Chicago Tribune

“Five brief episodes tell how the pals take turns helping each other out, and Schwartz’s clear, colorful drawings on white backgrounds offer plenty of assistance to newly independent readers.” —Horn Book

“Even the most sidesplitting moments in these stories are secondary to the touching portrait of a devoted friendship.” —School Library Journal

“The chaptery approach makes this inviting as a readalone or a serial readaloud, and illustratively inclined kids will appreciate the art-dependent conclusions of some of the stories.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This friendly cousin of Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Dog and Bear (2007) is filled with understated humor and even-tempered loyalty.” —Kirkus Reviews

 


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About the Author

written & illustrated by Amy Schwartz

AMY SCHWARTZ is the author-illustrator of many distinguished books for children which have received rave reviews as well as a New York Time Best Illustrated citation. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tiny and Hercules
written & illustrated by Amy Schwartz

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
May 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596432536
ISBN10: 1596432535
Picture Book
8 3/4 x 9 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: M

$16.95
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