This time I got a book with a different and little funny name to review. This book has been sent to my mom as a part of the MultiCultural Book Day Event. It seems “MultiCultural Book Day” is a special event conducted by two people Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen. They both are working towards introducing multicultural books to children and introduce varied cultures and new concepts to children across the world through this event. On this day, a lot of new books from different cultures would be read and reviewed by children across the world as a part of the #ReadYourWorld campaign. My mom got the book “Sissy Goes Tiny” to review as a part of this event only.

My Thoughts on Sissy Goes Tiny:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

In the first chapter, when the author was narrating about Sissy’s bedroom, I just remembered my room only. I also have a huge and fluffy bed like her. But I use that room only as my study and playroom only. I am a little scared to sleep alone. Though I am trying to sleep alone for the last two weeks, in the middle of the night, I go to my parent’s bedroom and sleep with them. Of course, the next day morning, I will invariably fight with them, asking why did they come and take me into their room. It seems it’s mostly, me who go into their room and I don’t remember it.

Coming back to the story, Sissy’s parents think of moving from a big house to a small house. How they go about this move is what the book all about. I got to understand a new concept called purging. This concept helps us to classify our possessions based on our needs. I liked this concept. To date, I never wanted to let go of the toy I played with a long time back. After reading through this book, I now understood the need to let go of the things that we are not using.

I am looking forward to reading about Sissy’s adventures in her new tiny house. I was telling my parents also to buy this tiny house and start living like that, as that means it’s going to be continuous traveling and exploring new places.

My Recommendations:

Sissy Goes Tiny is a book that would introduce the minimalistic living concept to children. This is the first time I heard this concept and I bet most of my friends wouldn’t know this concept. So, I will recommend this book to all the kids my age i.e., 8+ years. I really liked the illustrations of this book. They are big and warm drawings. This book is available on Amazon and here is the link for the same.

About the Authors:

Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and blogger from Minnesota who writes about parenthood topics and being a solopreneur. She is mom to two humans and critter mom to way too many pets. Rebecca credits her quick wit and positive outlook on life for keeping her sane and successful. She is a member of Brainerd Writers Alliance and readers can also find her at FranticMommy or on Twitter.

In 2012, bucking societal exceptions and following her inner guidance, B.A. (Beth Ann) Norrgard shed her paralegal costume after 26 years in a downtown high rise and hand-built her tiny house. She is a passionate advocate for others following their dreams and letting go of societal conditioning, and being free to live a larger life in a smaller space. BA is a doer. She has traveled over 14,000 miles with her house and writes about her minimalist, vegan life on her website, and Twitter.

This post is a part of the #ReadYourWorld campaign as a part of MultiCultural Book Day event.

This blog post is also part of the blog challenge ‘#Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy and Noor Anand Chawla, and happily SPONSORED BY RRE Studios and SHOWCASE Event’s

Multicultural Children’s Book Day2021 (1/29/21) is in its 8thyear! This non-profit children’sliteracy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.Eight years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. Read about our Mission &HistoryHERE.MCBD 2021 is honored to be Supported by these Medallion Sponsors!FOUNDER’S CIRCLE: Mia Wenjen (Prgamaticmom) and Valarie Budayr’s(Audreypress.com)Platinum Sponsors:Language Lizard Bilingual Books in 50+ Languages,Author DeedeeCummings and Make A Way Media

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44 Comments

  1. Wonderful Review. Minimalistic approach, if kids can learn at a young age then nothing can be better than that. I am happy that the author has introduced it through her book.

  2. I think it is important to know about other cultures. Noting better if children and even adults are made to read books on their own and learn. That way impression stays much longer. The idea of getting rid of unnecessary things is a great idea. Most of us accumulate things to satisfy our greed not our need.

  3. I also liked the concept of purging. We should keep only those things that we need so that when we want something we can find it . Many times there are so many things in my room that i cant find what i need . This diwali i removed all clothes that i have not worn for one year.

  4. Short and crispy and to the point review..this is what I love about your your book reviews. This book sounds really interesting and yes minimalist living concept is quite unique so would to know how she deal with it.

  5. the concept of this book is really great. many times kids do not get adjusted with sudden or big changes in their lives. also, minimalistic living approach is something that should get learn at an early age. I am sure this book will help kids to understand this. loved the review so much.

  6. The concept of this book is really interesting. We are also trying to teach our kids about minimalism, valuing money etc.

  7. I am so eagerly waiting to get this book for my kids, actually to check how Sissy managed to live with the minimal approach, review sound super interesting. The name of the book itself is so intriguing ‘Sissy Goes Tiny’,.

  8. This actually seems to be a great book for kids to help them understand the minimal approach, I personally like it. Introducing multicultural books to children at such young age will surely help them to see and define their world with a different perspective.

  9. Wow, thanks for this wonderful review of the book. I loved the concept of living in tiny houses with minimum possessions and books are indeed the best way to introduce such concepts to children. I shall add it to my TBR List and read it to my 5 year old.
    Also, there is a series in netflix on moving to tiny houses which can supplement the information in the book. Overall, I loved reading the review and surely would give it a read.

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