book review

When You Were Small by Sara O’Leary

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A bedtime story with an old-fashioned look and feel, this is a fun read for kids with a sense of humor.   A small boy named Henry wants to know what happened when “he was small”, a silly question that his father happily answers with silly stories.  “When you were small you used to have a pet ant and you would take him out for walks on a leash” is an example of the father’s replies to Henry’s question.  The illustrations show a tiny Henry acting out his father’s stories and are done in very soft colors with an almost sepia tone and with lots of white space, giving them that old-fashioned feel.  This book is a sweet and fun readaloud that parent and child will both enjoy, and could even inspire a family to start their own tradition of “when you were small” stories at bedtime



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