Synopses & Reviews
For a teeny-tiny dog seeking a home in a daunting world, big hopes — and a bit of ingenuity — go a long way.
Itty Bitty is a very, very tiny dog. But when he finds an enormous bone, he goes straight to work, gnawing out doors and windows and hollowing out the entire inside. When his work is done, however, his cavernous house still feels incomplete. Where can he find some itty-bitty things that will make this bone a home? Everyone from dollhouse lovers to grown-ups setting up a home of their own will fall for this comical tale of an optimistic canine who is small in stature but huge in charm.
"Where does a tiny dog find just the right decor for his hollowed-out-bone house? Why, the 'teeny-weeny department' at a huge store downtown, of course! Such is the premise of this sweet and silly picture book that introduces a sunny pup of small size but big personality. Itty Bitty, a tan-colored dog not even as tall as a blade of grass, just wants to feel comfy in his new digs. A spread that shows him speeding down the road on his shopping trip, riding on a tricycle fashioned out of a walnut shell, is laugh-out-loud funny. Bell's (Bee-Wigged) crisp acrylic and ink artwork features blocks of color and simple stylized shapes on grainy, speckled backgrounds. Itty Bitty is reminiscent of a character Ed Emberley might create in one of his drawing books a square body, triangle head and stick legs. But his pinpoint eyes, gentle smile and frequent exclamations of delight ('Satisfactory!') give him lots of warmth. Ages 3 7. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Cece Bell is the author-illustrator of SOCK MONKEY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, SOCK MONKEY BOOGIE-WOOGIE, SOCK MONKEY RIDES AGAIN, BEE WIGGED, and the board books BUSY BUDDIES AND FOOD FRIENDS. She lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.