The Littles

Written by John Peterson
Illustrated by Roberta Carter Clark

Reviewed by Kristin A (age 9)

The Littles is a book about a family that is very little. In fact, those Littles are tiny enough to live inside the walls of a house. They actually live in a real house that belongs to the Biggs - a family of ordinary people. Another unusual thing about them is that they have tails. In this book, mice come and invade the Littles home. Uncle Pete teaches the kids how to use a bow and arrow so they can fight the mice. Can you imagine how scared they are? If you think mice are cute from where you stand, think how they might look if you are only three inches tall! Will the Littles win their battle with the mice? Read this book to find out.

I like this book so much that when my teacher said to put our books away, I felt like crying because it is so good. My favorite part of this book is when Tom, the oldest Little, saves his father from a horrible mouse. When I was reading this book, it really felt like I was in the story because of all the details. I especially felt like I was in the story when Uncle Pete told his war stories. Even when there were no illustrations, you could still picture it in your head, even if you weren't trying to. My favorite character is Uncle Pete, because he's really funny and always has an exciting story to tell. I'm sure you will like his stories and the rest of the book, so read it and enjoy it.

I recommend this book to kids of all ages, especially those who like funny and exciting stories. It's not like any book I've ever read before. Some parts are so funny that you'll laugh out loud and not even know it, so please read this book.

Kristin A is a student in Mrs. Calkin's 3rd Grade Class
2005-2006