George Shrinks


One day, while his mother and father were out, George dreamt he was small, and when he woke up he found it was true.

This opening sentence essentially is the entire plot–the book’s appeal comes from the way George calmly but joyfully proceeds to fulfill his absent parents’ rather large to-do list under these unusual circumstances.  George Shrinks works especially well for very young pre-readers, so the board book version is ideal–I particularly recommend the lap-sized version, if you can find it.

Author:  William Joyce
Illustrator:  William Joyce

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