Book Review: The Big Adventures of Tiny House by Susan Bernardo
I love the idea of tiny houses although I could never, never, never live in one. The farm where my wife works, and where Unabridged Toddler spends most of his time, has a tiny house, and so when this book was offered for review, there was no way I could pass it up.
Both my toddler and I were completely charmed by this sweet read and gorgeous illustrations. An old farmhouse is transformed into a tiny house, and he and his friend, Big Truck, travel the country and make friends. A snobbish mansion makes Tiny nervous that he's not a real home, but he quickly discovers he's home no matter what.
Additionally, while this is a tale of a tiny house, there isn't any sort of sense of judgment or preachiness to the story, so those of us who aren't tiny house adopters (or even that good at managing clutter) need not feel guilty. (Jealous, perhaps, but not guilty!)
For my vehicle obsessed toddler, this was a related but wonderfully novel read that gave me a break from the endless loop of construction trucks and tractors that make up our book haul. (He's obsessed now with the idea that there's a place where tiny houses gather (the real life Tiny House Jamboree is featured in this book!).)
A lovely, unique picture book, this is a refreshing read that could have been painful hipster or irritatingly out-of-touch, but is instead warm, grounded, and fun.
Title: The Big Adventures of Tiny House
Author: Susan Bernardo
Publisher: Inner Flower Child Books (4/25/2017)
Source: The authors