In, The Tallest of Smalls, Ollie, a resident “too-small” of Stiltsville, is not considered a popular person. In fact, he never even wears matching socks! All the popular people have a pair of stilts to make the tall and inherently, better. As is custom, every day the entire population of “too-smalls” gather at 6:00 to see who will be awarded a pair of stilts. Surprisingly, Ollie is granted a brand new pair of stilts. At first he is thrilled, but then birds try to perch on him and he loses his balance. Once he falls, his stilts are taken away, but in the saddest moment, he discovers a truth from the only one who can give him hope.
I loved this children’s book. The illustrations were colorful, vibrant, and engaging. The story is the perfect length for a bedtime story. It teaches a truth that both children and adults need to learn and provides a beautiful moral lesson. I would recommend this book to anyone with small children who wants to communicate spiritual truths to their child in a simple, yet accurate manner. Also, I have not read Fearless by Max Lucado, but it is related to that book.
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