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Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but that always bring her home again. She likes to make things -- boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all. For Sadie, the world is so full of wonderful possibilities ... This is Sadie, and this is her story.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR When You Were Small: "The minimal text is accompanied by delicate illustrations. Subtle coloring and ample white space add to the book's tranquil feel. A lovely title to share one-on-one, and sure to start many family rituals." -- School Library Journal "Whimsical ... a sweet ode to messing with your kid's head." -- Time Out New York "The narrative itself cultivates an appreciation for the absurd ... posits a straight-faced game of hyperbole that may well please children of many generations." -- Publishers Weekly "Whimsical, crosshatched line illustrations, washed with gently shadowed colors, appear to float on white pages, pairing a single, evocative picture with each fantastical memory. Packaged without a jacket and sporting an elegant cloth spine, this looks different from most picture books on the market--and the story's delightful sensibility bears out initial impressions." -- Booklist

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781770495326

    September 1, 2015

    Tundra Books

    32 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Board Book

    9780735263246

    May 14, 2018

    Tundra Books

    RRP $12.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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