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My Thumb

Written by Karen Hesse & illustrated by Rich Deas
Published by Feiwel & Friends
3.5 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 2.8 / 5.0
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Jul 26, 2016
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I love my thumb, I truly do, it tastes of pears and carrot stew. It’s like a hug, an “I love you.” My mom hoped in a year or two there’d be some things that I outgrew, and some I have, but never you. Kids who suck their thumbs know there’s nothing better. NOTHING! Here is a fun picture book ode to the thumb by Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse, with art by Feiwel and Friends Creative Director Rich Deas.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
3.5 / 7.0

Through the first half of the book, the story talks about all of the things you can’t do while sucking your thumb. This made me think it would be a great book for littles who need to break the habit, but by the end, it just goes back to how much she loves sucking her thumb and couldn’t live without it.

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Who Wrote My Thumb

Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse is the author of numerous books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of a Newbery Medal and a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction; The Cats in Krasinski Square; and Letters from Rifka. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Grant in 2002, Karen Hesse lives in Vermont.

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Who Illustrated My Thumb

Rich Deas

Rich Deas is a designer, illustrator, and currently the creative director at Macmillan Children’s Publishing in NYC. He has designed hundreds of book covers and is the illustrator of <i>10 Fat Turkeys.</i> Rich resides in Glen Ridge, NJ with his wife and two sons.

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Publication Date:
July 26, 2016

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