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There's a reason that this book has lasted so long in print; from the stellar illustrations to the somewhat long-winded but sweet story, it's a picture book that resonates with kids. Miss Tilly brings fluffy bunny Marshmallow home to live with her tabby cat Oliver. The book charts the small family's adjustment to one another with lots of homey details and enough subtle insight to weather repeated readings.
With themes small kids can really understand -- missing mommy, making friends, feeling scared of new situations -- and a perfectly happy ending, MARSHMALLOW is the perfect bedtime read-aloud, especially with the cuddly pictures. The only downside is that the book is long. Some kids won't have the patience to sit through the whole story, but even then parents can use the pictures to pick and choose what to share in the text. Again, try the book at night when kids are winding down and might be willing to listen to a longer story.
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- Author: Clare Turlay Newberry
- Illustrator: Clare Turlay Newberry
- Genre: Picture Book
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
- Publication date: January 8, 2008
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
- Number of pages: 32
- Award: Caldecott Medal and Honors
- Last updated: March 04, 2020