Little Thumb is dedicated to the little people who suck their thumbs, and the big people who love them.
Written by Wanda Dionne
and Illustrated by Jana Dillon
Little hands come with little thumbs – thumbs that can learn to button a button, peel a banana, open a door, and hold on tight. Sometimes, though, those curious small thumbs find their ways into mouths, and an unhealthy habit begins.
These are the adventures of a Little Thumb that enters a dark, damp mouth of a child and encounters some pretty scary stuff – sharp biting teeth, weird slurpy sounds, and sneaky mouth germs – all the reasons little thumbs should stay out of little mouths! A perfect way to approach the problem of thumb sucking with young ones, this engaging picture book is dedicated to the thousands of little people who use their little thumbs as pacifiers.
Pelican Publishing Co.
“Little Thumb is a delightfully humorous story told from the thumb’s perspective that includes a positive, playful plot and imaginative suggestions for engaging one’s thumb. Having taught preschool for 20 years, I was glad to see Ms. Dionne address this sensitive topic so creatively. And the illustrations are charming and colorful. This story guides teachers and parents as well as young children.”
SONJA BORSTNER The Woodlands, Tx, Pre-school Teacher
“Little Thumb is a delightful blend of rhyme, imagination and fun. Instead of lecturing preschoolers to early-school-age boys and girls about thumb-sucking, it uses child-friendly illustrations and verse to encourage little ones to put their thumbs to better use. Highly recommended for parents, day care centers, libraries and dentists’ offices.”
READER, Texas, United States