Yesterday I talked about some of the ways we are working to instill a love of books in Elias. Today I am excited to give away five copies of a book that I know our family will read for many years to come, The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado.
I love this book. It is about the the Too-Smalls who live in the Stiltsville. Every evening a six, the Too-Smalls meet in the square where they hope they’ll be picked to receive stilts to strut about above the stilt-less masses below. They come to see if they matter—if they’re awesome, if they’re pretty, if they’re clever, or funny.
The main character, Ollie, the smallest of too-smalls, wants desperately to be picked. He wants to be like the high-ups of Stiltsville who are proud of their stilts, the ultimate status. But once he gets stilts, he realizes that they aren’t all that. In the end he meets Jesus who reminds him to “Keep your feet on the ground. You matter already.”
The illustrations are also amazing!
I find many Christian children’s books to be a bit trite, but not this one. I love the message and think it is perfect for ages 2-9.
If you would like to win one of five copies of The Tallest of Smalls, leave a comment with the title of your favorite children’s book. (Be sure to leave your email address in the comments or some way to contact you!)
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