The Tallest of Smalls (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Nov 3, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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An encouraging message for children: When you feel like you’rethe smallest of smalls, Jesus’ love can make you feel like the tallestof talls.

A delightful rhyming story about the Too-Smalls who live in theStiltsville. Every evening a six, the Too-Smalls meet in the squarewhere they hope they’ll be picked to receive stilts to strut aboutabove the stilt-less masses below. They come to see if they matter—ifthey’re awesome, if they’re pretty, if they’re clever, or funny. Ollie,the smallest of too-smalls, pleas to be picked. He wants to be like thehigh-ups of Stiltsville who are proud of their stilts, the ultimatestatus. But once he gets stilts, oh how it hurts when he stumbles andtumbles and loses his stilts. That is . . . until he meets Jesus whochose low over high telling him, "Keep your feet on the ground. Youmatter already.”

This book for kids coordinates with Max's trade book, Fearless, releasing in September 2009.


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"The Tallest of Smalls" is a religious book that conveys a lesson on self-importance and self-esteem. The main focus of the story is how the opinions of others and whether or not they accept us isn't ... Read full review

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There was a boy in stitville who wanted stilts. One day he did. And fell over. Insead of helping him the people of stitville took his stilts. Jesus told him that he did not need stilts and he loved him very much. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Minister and best-selling Christian author Max Lucado was educated at Abilene Christian University. He has been pastor of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas since 1988. He also hosts UpWords, a fifteen minute radio show that can be heard in thirty states. Lucado has authored over twenty books, three of which were listed as top ten books on the Christian Booksellers Association list. His book, When God Whispers Your Name, was the number one hardcover book for eight months. His book You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times made the New York Times bestseller list in September 2013.

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