The Littles Take a Trip

The Littles Take a Trip

by John Peterson

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Overview

Tiny family. Huge adventures.

The Littles don't visit the other tiny people of the Big Valley often. It's too dangerous to leave their homes. There are mean weasels and rushing rivers! But when Cousin Dinky arrives with news from all over the valley, the Littles decide that it's finally time to go visit their friends. It's a historic event that kicks off the First Annual Meeting of the Tiny People of the Big Valley!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338309980
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: The Littles
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 104,000
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

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Littles Take a Trip 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lots of adventures!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funny, Cool, awsome and very well written. My favoriet part was when Lucy saved the Littles from a horrible death. John Peterson has written some of the best books I have ever read. If you read a book, read The Littles, if you read two read The Littles Take a trip as well. John Peterson is at his best when you read THE LITTLES TAKE A TRIP!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome, funny, intense, and very quick book to get through. This book is full of adventure, danger, and the differnce between two families living in the same house.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute. To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. The Littles Take a Trip was one of her picks. If you do not yet know the Littles, you should. They are tiny people (six inches or less tall) who live undetected in the Bigg's house. They are just like full-size people, except that they have tails! Being a Little has one big drawback. You cannot easily go visit others. This makes it tough for the children, who do not have other children to play with. Instead, they spend way too much time watching the Biggs (like human children watch television). Their source of information about the other families is Cousin Dinky, who is quite an adventurer. He travels from house to house using his glider to bring the mail from one family to another and to share stories of his adventures and of the other small families. The Little parents are fearful of ever leaving their house because of danger from animals, and think that Cousin Dinky is quite rash. In this story, the Littles decide (at the urging of the children and with the encouragement of Cousin Dinky) to visit the other families who live nearby. This has never happened before. With Cousin Dinky's help, several families will converge at the home of the Smalls. Fortunately, Tom (the ten year old) has tamed the Henry Bigg's cat who will let them ride to the Smalls' house. All is going smoothly until a baseball hits the cat, and she darts into the dangerous woods. There the Littles learn a lot about life, danger, and their own capabilities. This book directly addresses the fearfulness and dependency that many children feel because they are small and vulnerable. The book's message is that you can do anything you set your mind to. It's not safe to do so because you can take all risk out, but rather because you can handle the risks as they arise because you are an active, thinking person. And other people will help you! I liked the wonderful role reversals in the story. At first, a skunk is viewed as a threat. But a skunk can be a great resource if he is your friend because he can run off other marauders. Also, the Littles learn that their insulated life style is costing them a lot of the freedom, excitement, and companionship that life has to offer. Safety has a cost that can be too great, as a result. After you and your child finish enjoying this story, I suggest that you each share with the other where you are holding back from trying things because of safety concerns. Then you should discuss how any valid concerns could be handled so the risk is appropriate. In this way, you can arm each other with good thinking skills to address dangers in the most appropriate way
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book with 4th and 5th graders. They love it! It's packed with real emotion, interesting situations, and humor.