Friday, March 31, 2017

TINYVILLE TOWN by Brian Briggs / Book Review: Tinyville Town Book Series

By: Brian Briggs

Published by: Abrams Appleseed
Released on: September 6, 2016
Ages: 2 & Up
Rating: 5 Owlets-We LOVED it!
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A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the town and its many residents, and two board books, I’m a Veterinarian and I’m a Firefighter. The series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello when they’re walking down the street, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town. With a nod to the busy world of Richard Scarry and the neighborhood feel of Sesame Street, this new series will become a favorite read for preschoolers and is ideal for story time and class discussions about occupations and community helpers. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. The townsfolk can’t wait to show readers around!

In Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, we see the evolution of a construction project to solve a problem. When there is a traffic jam on the Tinyville Town bridge, the residents decide to work together to build a new one. By following the hard work of the engineers and construction workers, readers will get to meet many different people in the town while watching the exciting new bridge take shape. The large picture book format and Biggs’s bright art brilliantly show the bridge, which was extensively researched to make it authentic for readers.

Every town has a bridge, and a trip over Tinyville’s new one will be fun for kids time and time again. 

Just from the covers of these books, we knew we would love this set! Tinyville Town is a great series about the different occupations of the residents in the town and how they contribute to Tinyville. Tinyville Town Gets to Work! is the first book to start with, as you are introduced to the town and some of the characters. One morning, something just isn't quite right in the town and they each have to do their job in order to fix the town's not-so-tiny issue. The pictures, the characters and the story are so fun. We couldn't wait to read the rest of the books!

Meeting the people of Tinyville Town is so fun in these colorful board books. We loved reading I'm a Firefighter, I'm a Veterinarian and I'm a Librarian. With just a few sentences on each page, we discovered interesting facts about each person and why they are important to the town. Children of any age will feel engaged by these books. We can't wait to meet the rest of the town! 

The job specific stories are a great learning tool for children, as well as understanding the contribution everyone makes in a community. There are so many wonderful things to love about these books, I would definitely recommend adding this series to your library.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~