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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Tall Tales from the Small Folk Clan (Small Folk Tales) by Christine Larsen is a set of stories and rhymes for our little readers. The stories and rhymes, along with the illustrations, are absolutely delightful and endearing. The author has kept the child audience in mind when writing. The characters and stories are full of mirth and imagination, and the illustrations complement the text beautifully. No children's story book is complete without pictures. Children are always attracted to vivid colors and bright pictures.
Apart from being a story book, this publication has educational themes. The children learn something from each story. 'Jesse the Rocker' is a funny, rhyming, lyrical poem that would be interesting for a child reader. To make it more understandable, the author has also given the meanings of the words which children might not understand. 'Unforgettable' is a lovely story on flowers. The symbolism and beauty of flowers are discussed and children are introduced to the names of many flowers. It's a beautiful and delicate story. 'Saxon the Skid Kid' is an interesting and humorous rhyming poem.
The author definitely knows the pulse of the child audience. The book also helps us to connect to the child within us. A read-aloud session with parent and child will be enjoyed with the stories and rhymes.