Sylvia Long's Thumbelina
Publication Date: March 2010
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The illustrator has made a lush and vivid world for her Thumbelina to inhabit.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Long is best known for illustrating the spectacularly beautiful picture book An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston. Her watercolors bring out the wonder of the natural world with an almost emotional intensity. Several spreads in her Thumbelina are vertical, requiring children to turn them to get a proper look, emphasizing that the book is as much a beautiful object as a story to get lost in.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"...[C]hildren girls in particular will undoubtedly delight in the happy ending where a gatefold reveals the flower-filled wedding of Thumbelina and her prince."
A jewel box of a work whose pages invite lingering.