The Little Gnome

Children - Fable
28 Pages
Reviewed on 05/24/2012
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Author Biography

Sheri Fink is a #1 best-selling children’s author and an international speaker.

“The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” was created to inspire and delight children while planting the seeds of self-esteem that can have lifelong benefit. The brand encompasses Sheri’s children’s books, plays, and merchandise. Her books have been called beautiful, enthralling, empowering, & fun.

Sheri’s first children’s book, The Little Rose, is an enchanting story about a rose growing in a weedbed who learns to accept and love herself despite her differences. Published in March 2011, The Little Rose has been a #1 best-seller on Amazon for over 50 weeks and is being adapted into a play.

Her second inspirational children’s book, The Little Gnome, debuted at #1 on the Amazon best-seller list in March 2012. Set in a Victorian garden, The Little Gnome is a heartwarming tale about a garden gnome experiencing his first winter and helps kids of all ages embrace change and deal with challenges while learning about the seasons.

In 2011, Sheri was selected as one of the top “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” She is featured in several inspirational non-fiction books, including

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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

"The Little Gnome" was written by Sheri Fink and illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam. This children’s story begins by introducing the Little Gnome to readers. Little Gnome was happy as he enjoyed the beautiful flowers, the singing birds, the whispering wind and the warm sunshine in the Victorian garden. He was sure he lived in the most perfect garden. His friends liked to visit the Little Gnome in his garden. One day the Little Gnome noticed something different: the air was getting cooler, the days were shorter and the leaves on the trees changed color and fell to the ground. One morning the Little Gnome saw white powder on the ground. It was cold and he was sad. When the Little Gnome was sad he was grouchy. He missed his friends and the warm sunshine. But then he heard laughter and experienced something he had never experienced before.

"The Little Gnome" is a delightful book. The illustrations are bright and cheerful. They lend much to the text. The plot is cute, interesting and well done. It will appeal well to children. This tale teaches the difference in the seasons and what we can enjoy about each one. Parents and teachers alike will want a copy of this book to read to their children. One of my favorite lines in the book is on page 25: “The Little Gnome now understood that there’s something to look forward to and celebrate in every season.” The moral of this story is, “When you look for the positive in every change, you will always find something to appreciate and enjoy.” This is a must read book!

Lin Klaassen

It is never to early to plant seed of self esteem. What parent doesn't want their child to have High self esteem, the question in how can we help them to achieve high self esteem? I think The Little Rose does just that. We can't always protect our children or in my case grandchildren from life, but we can help prepare them for life. I think The Little Rose is a book that does just that, it is a must have!