Penguin.com (usa)

Thumbelina

Hans Christian Andersen - Author

Brad Sneed - Illustrator

Hardcover | $17.99 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9780803728127 | 40 pages | 09 Sep 2004 | Dial | 8.93 x 11.37in | 4 - AND UP years
Summary of Thumbelina Summary of Thumbelina Reviews for Thumbelina An Excerpt from Thumbelina
It's not easy being small, but in Brad Sneed's lovely new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina, at least life is full of adventure. Soon after being born from a fiery red flower, Thumbelina is kidnapped from home and pursued by many suitors, including a horrible toad, a bumbling beetle, and a grumpy mole--until the plucky heroine finds a true love who fits her just right.
Sneed's rich, detailed watercolors are a true standout, illustrating the animals and natural world with remarkable realism and vibrancy. The story, lighthearted and lively, has a simple text that keeps the elegant flavor of the original tale, yet is perfect for a picture book audience.
Brad Sneed's fresh look at a well-loved fairy tale is simply sumptuous!