I was excited to find a copy of this Lenski book because, although I have seen the title in her bibliography, I’ve never seen any of the illustrations. I don’t remember having any Lenski books as a child, but I bought “The Big Book of Mr. Small” for my son, Elliott, when he was little, and he loved it. I’ve been a Lois Lenski fan ever since.
Whoever owned this book also loved it because it’s a mess. The spine is broken; the pages are dark brown, loose and chipping; and someone tried to repair the book by using cellophane tape to re-attach the pages to the cover. Here are some of my favorite illustrations from the book.