Small Things

Title

Small Things

Authors

Mel Tregonning

Illustrator

Mel Tregonning

Publisher

Pajama Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781772780420

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In this wordless graphic picture book, a young boy feels alone with his worries. He isn't fitting in well at school. His grades are slipping. He's even lashing out at those who love him. This short but hard-hitting wordless graphic picture book gets to the heart of childhood anxiety and opens the way for dialogue about acceptance, vulnerability, and the universal experience of worry.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Mental illness; depression; depressed child; anxiety

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Australian Book Design Award, 2017, Short List, Children's Illustrated Book
Children's Book of the Year Award, 2017, Notable Book, Picture Book
Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration, 2017, Short List
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade (Graphic Novels)
Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, 2019, Finalist, Children's Fiction
Picture Book of the Year, 2017, Notable Book, Picture Book
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2019 Grades 6-8

Keywords

shadow; monster; exclusion; grades; tests; students; friends; class; school; relationships; caring

Diversity Impact

direct

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