“Kids will learn not only why thumb-sucking is unhealthy but also how useful this finger can be when it’s not in their mouth.”
“Pediatric dentists will certainly approve of this picture book . . . [It] covers much ground—from explaining why children should not suck their thumbs to illustrating more useful activities for thumbs. . . Bright, colorful illustrations accompany the rhyming text.”
Here are the adventures of a Little Thumb that enters the dark, damp mouth of a child and encounters some pretty scary stuff—sharp, biting teeth, weird slurping sounds, and sneaky mouth germs—all the reasons little thumbs should stay out of little mouths!
It is estimated that thirty percent of all children suck their thumbs between the first year of life and pre-school. Little Thumb strives to lead children away from this unhealthy habit without being disapproving. A perfect way to approach this widespread problem with young ones, this humorous, engaging picture book is dedicated to the thousands of little people who achieve comfort and courage by sucking their thumbs, and to all the big people who love them.
About the Author
Wanda Dionne holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University, and is an award-winning author who has written professionally for newspapers and magazines for many years. She lives in Texas and is a former Women’s Editor of The Orange (Texas) Leader and Entertainment Editor/Celebrity Reporter for The Tampa Tribune. She has written several books for middle readers. Little Thumb is her first picture book.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Jana Dillon is a second-generation Irish-American who thrives on sharing her illustrations and storytelling with children of all ages at school appearances and literary conferences. Ms. Dillon wrote and illustrated Lucky O’Leprechaun and Lucky O’Leprechaun Comes to America, both published by Pelican.
By Wanda Dionne
Illustrated by Jana Dillon
JUVENIL FICTION / Health & Daily Living / General
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
ISBN: 9781565547544 pb original