Little Whistle

Little Whistle

Book - 2001
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At night after the shades are drawn, a small guinea pig shares adventures with the toys in Toytown, the toy store where he lives.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Co., 2001.
ISBN: 9780152010874
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bowers, Tim


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Jan 18, 2017

I am new to this series by Cynthia Rylant. The little guinea pig is a perfect choice for this book and many children may know one personally. The book "gives a nod" to The Velveteen Rabbit, and the Toy Story movie as the toys come alive at night, but the book far outdistances these with its realistically painted illustrations by Tim Bowers. I can smell the blocks and feel their carvings and textured surfaces, the smooth and hard surface of the marbles, and the soft, nubby texture of the stuffed animals' felted wool. I plan to enjoy the rest of the "Little Whistle" series, and I deeply hope that the rest of these books are also illustrated by Tim Bowers.

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