When Stella Was Very, Very Small

When Stella Was Very, Very Small

Book - 2009
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In this book in the Stella and Sam series, Marie-Louise Gay has gone back in time to answer the questions often asked by the children who read and love the books.

Where does Stella get her wild ideas? How big is Stella's imagination? What did Stella look like when she was small? How did Stella come to be the big sister to Sam that we all know and love?

Although Marie-Louise Gay didn't know what she would find when she started to explore Stella's childhood, she soon realized that when Stella was very small, she saw the world in her own unique way -- with wonder, curiosity and the sense that everything is possible. And when Sam came along, what could be more natural than to pass this sense of wonder on to him?

A story of a lovely, tiny Stella, whose world is full of small adventures and slivers of magic.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780888999061
Branch Call Number: JP Gay
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations.


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Apr 26, 2013

What an adorable book! The writing is beautiful, and has lovely pictures. My 2 year old loves it and can relate to how a little girl experienced the world as a little baby. I will be reading more from this author.

Oct 16, 2012

Very cute story about a girl named Stella. We enjoy reading this book during bedtimes. Imaginative story scenes and lovely illustrations

Kindnesscounts Feb 07, 2011

The kindergartens at Vimy Ridge made text to self connections with the main character.

sharjeru2380 Apr 08, 2010

Mrs. Fong's afternoon class read "When Stella was Very, Very Small". Stella thought her backyard was a jungle. She thought that her neighbour's cat was a ferocious, man-eating tiger. Most of us liked this story very much.

Oct 18, 2009

Cute. Introduces children to "changing perceptions".


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sharjeru2380 Apr 13, 2010

"i like the book When Stella was very very small because she though her house was very big."

sharjeru2380 Apr 13, 2010

"I like the book when stella was very very small when she got a little bother"

sharjeru2380 Apr 13, 2010

"I liked the book when stella was very small because it was very funnie."

sharjeru2380 Apr 13, 2010

"i liked the book wen stella wus very small because she is very cute"

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