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Tiny perfect things

Text and Illustrations: M.H. Clark

This is the story of a child and a grandfather whose walk around the neighborhood leads to a day of shared wonder as they discover all sorts of tiny, perfect things together. With rhythmic storytelling and detailed and intricate illustrations, this is a book about how childlike curiosity can transform ordinary days into extraordinary adventures

Family Activities

The girl goes out with her grandfather for a walk around the neighborhood, and they find an amazing world in nature, in people and in various small things. These things create a world that exists around us at any moment and in every corner, but we cannot see and enjoy it if we do not open our eyes ...


Dear Parents,

This story – or this adventure brings us back to the first question: How does our child learn about the world and about themselves? How do we create a curiosity within them to explore things and relationships? Our role as parents is very important; We provide learning opportunities by drawing our child’s attention to the things they encounter in their daily lives, even the small ones, and invite them to observe and think about them. We can then have a discussion with them about those things.

This is how we contribute; by giving them the tools to learn about life. These tools will stay with them for a lifetime.

Family Activities

  • Each picture in the book includes many small things that can catch our children’s attention while we read the book together. Encourage them to describe these drawings using sentences that begin with the phrase “I see…”
  • We can chat with our child about an older person who they feel comfortable with and whose company they enjoy. S/he may be a member of the family or an outsider. What do they like to do with him/her?
  • The girl’s picnic with her grandfather extends from morning to evening. Together, we can trace the elements in the pictures of the book that indicate the change of time in the story. What evening rituals do we do in our family to end the day?
  • Our child may want to design a small bag, on which they will stick the phrase “my tiny perfect things.” Every time our family goes out for a walk in nature, our child can collect little things that intrigue their curiosity, and we can then chat about them with our child.
  • Perhaps they want to draw or photograph these things instead of collecting them, and prepare a small book in which they describe what they found.
  • What do the lines on tree leaves look like? We can collect leaves together and place a white paper on top of each one, then we can follow the lines with a colored pencil over the paper as we press hard, and the details of the leaves will then appear before our eyes!
  • Enjoy your reading!

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