- Age Range: 3 - 5 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin (September 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1741751470
- ISBN-13: 978-1741751475
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.3 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,457,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Precious Little Hardcover – September 1, 2011
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"Breathtaking...Both children and adults [will] love this heartwarming tale that also teaches about friendship and taking chances." —Savannah.com
About the Author
Julie Hunt and Sue Moss are great collaborators. Some of their projects include Brave Arts - the Art of Healthy Community, a CD for the Department of Health and Human Services, a public art commission for Sorell District School library, and poetry and images for the exhibition 'Will the Real Australia please stand up?'.Julie Hunt is the author of the Little Else series and The Coat, which is being illustrated by Ron Brooks. Sue Moss is a poet, performer and reviewer. Precious Little is her first children's book. Both live in southern Tasmania.Gaye Chapman is a fine artist who uses various techniques in her artwork. She used sepia ink line drawings, acrylic ink and collage to create the Precious Little's world. Gaye's picture book, Little Blue, was the winner of the Children's Book Award in the 2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. She has illustrated other picture books including Kaito's Cloth by Glenda Millard, which was shortlisted in the 2007 Qld Premier's Awards and was selected in The 2007 White Ravens Outstanding International Books for Children.
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(I came back to revise this review two years later. My daughter STILL loves this book, after two years of reading it at least once a week. I wish it had more positive reviews. It's a secret gem! Plus a bonus for parents - I don't get tired of it either! We will always keep it and treasure it, and hopefully the grandchildren will be reading it one day.)
Precious Little is one of my favorite kinds of children's books, the ones that work on several different levels. Reminiscent, in some ways of All the Pretty Horses, this book has depth. From the orientation of the text, to the way the reader has to turn the pages, not knowing which way is up (like the little girl), to the illustrations of both the characters and the background, this is a picture book where the adults will be looking through it after they've put their children to bed. I love how the naming of her friends, the members of the circus, all tie into the themes of luck and risk.
Give it a try, even if it's just for the illustrations. It's lovely.