Two So Small

by Hazel Hutchins

About a decade ago, I participated in a children’s book workshop in Canmore with Canadian author Hazel Hutchins.

I purchased one of her books, Two So Small, which she’d used as one of the examples in the workshop. The book has the flavour of a Folk Tale with surprises sprinkled throughout as well as sweet ending.

Here is the description from an online bookstore:

A gentle story about a brave little boy and his goat who, after many wrong turns, meet a baby giant in need of their help. In order to fully capture the size of the giants, Two So Small features an extra-large fold-out picture at the story’s end.

It became one of those books which I read over and over again to my young child. And it is one of the books which will remain on my bookshelf to read with grandchildren.

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Happy Reading!

DB

Shopping Cart Boy

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Joshua Jordan G.H. has written a stark and moving collection of poetry called Shopping Cart Boy, Poems of My Life.

Here is a sample of the first poem-

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G.H.’s poetry is honest and deals with extremely difficult subject matter with clarity. This book would be useful to a teen who has been adopted, someone struggling with an abusive past, or for anyone interested in writing free-form poetry.

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DB