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Never too small to make a difference

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Toofaroutallmylife · 08/06/2021 08:05

Can anyone recommend a children’s picture book on this theme? I’m sure there must be loads but I can’t think of one!

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MrsSchrute · 08/06/2021 08:08

Horton Hears A Who by Dr Seuss.

Quite long but definitely on your theme!

squishmittens · 08/06/2021 08:10

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright?

Toofaroutallmylife · 08/06/2021 09:23

Thank you for these. I’m thinking maybe The Snail and the Whale

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LaTomatina · 08/06/2021 09:38

The Lion and the Mouse from Aesop's Fables.

rbe78 · 08/06/2021 12:44

The classic one is The Enormous Turnip (farmer grows a massive turnip, too big for him to pull it up, farmers wife helps, horse helps, dog helps etc. etc., but they can't pull it up until the little mouse comes and helps. Then they all sit down and eat a delicious dinner of turnip together).

Tittie · 08/06/2021 13:01

You're Too Small by Shen Roddie?

minipie · 08/06/2021 13:16

What the Ladybird Heard (ladybird saves the day)

Stand Back Said the Elephant, I’m going to sneeze (mouse stops him sneezing and saves all the others)

Snail and the Whale is a good one as is Enormous Turnip

Toofaroutallmylife · 08/06/2021 15:15

@Tittie - I think You’re Too Small looks ideal!

@rbe78 - I love the Enormous Turnip. I used to tell I it to DD, using the most ridiculous chain of animals pulling, until she finally came along and joined the chain. It was a great memory challenge as they all had to land on each other in the right order.

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HappyAndDevoted · 08/06/2021 15:35

This made me think of The Shrinking of Treehorn, but that is more sympathetic to being small and frustrated than saying you can still make a difference.

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