One spring, as part of their animal rescue work on Hazel Ridge Farm, Gijsbert (Nick) and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen find themselves caring for a lamb and an orphaned fawn at the same time. They name the lamb Teeny Weeny and the fawn Itsy Bitsy. Raised as "siblings," the two youngsters are inseparable that summer, sharing a playpen in the house, romping together, and just getOne spring, as part of their animal rescue work on Hazel Ridge Farm, Gijsbert (Nick) and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen find themselves caring for a lamb and an orphaned fawn at the same time. They name the lamb Teeny Weeny and the fawn Itsy Bitsy. Raised as "siblings," the two youngsters are inseparable that summer, sharing a playpen in the house, romping together, and just getting into general mischief. As the seasons change, Itsy Bitsy and Teeny Weeny grow into their true selves, away from "Mother" Robbyn and each other. Nature must take its course and the two animals go their separate ways: one back to a life in the wild and the other on to domestic farm life. Warmly illustrated by wildlife artist Gijsbert van Frankhuyzen, this bittersweet story is another gentle lesson in how nature works on Hazel Ridge Farm.Illustrator Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen and wife Robbyn team up again for their fourth wildlife tale drawn from their years of work as licensed wildlife rehabilitators. Other books in the Hazel Ridge Farm series are Adopted by an Owl; Saving Samantha; and Kelly of Hazel Ridge. Gijsbert has illustrated numerous books with Sleeping Bear Press including the bestselling The Legend of Sleeping Bear; The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell; and most recently, Bambi's First Day.He and Robbyn make their home in Bath, Michigan, on Hazel Ridge Farm, a 40-acre farm and wildlife refuge....
|Title||:||Itsy Bitsy & Teeny Weeny|
|Number of Pages||:||47 Pages|
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Itsy Bitsy & Teeny Weeny Reviews
This is another animal themed Show Me Readers Award nominee, but thankfully it's light on the sap that many of the animal books come with. The book never says anywhere that it's based on a true story, but I'm guessing it is, since the author also the narrator and it seems as though she's retelling an experience she had on her farm. The illustrations by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen are well done and they almost look like cross stitch with the subtle lines on every page. The story has a "message" but it doesn't ever feel too heavy and it never feels like the author was out to teach a lesson, but merely share her story, which I liked. The author also writes as though you're in her living room and she's sharing this story, which maked the book more enjoyable. Animal lovers are sure to enjoy it and I can see this being a popular read off the Show Me list this year.
This is a 2011 MO Show Me Readers Award Nominee. I am assuming it is based on a true story off the author's note in the beginning of the book. It was an entertaining read. I enjoyed the illustrations and the story. The message wasn't heavy handed, but it wasn't too subtle that it won't be understood by the kids reading it either. I think children will enjoy this animal book.
On the same day, the people of Hazel Ridge Farm need to rescue a newborn lamb and a fawn. They quickly become "the twins" and are raised together until the day comes that the deer must be set free.
My absolute favorite book as a toddler, since deer are my favorite animal.