The Shrinking of Treehorn
The Shrinking of Treehorn

The Shrinking of Treehorn

Written by Florence Parry Heide & illustrated by Edward Gorey
5 - 8
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Jan 1, 1971
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If you want to pretend you’re shrinking, that’s all right, said Treehorn’s mother, as long as you don’t do it at the table. A small boy finds himself shrinking in this oddly offbeat, surreal, and funny story, illustrated with Edward Gorey’s signature pen and ink drawings. No one around seems to appreciate what Treehorn’s going through–his parents are busy, his friends laugh at him, and he gets sent to the Principal’s office for shrinking. Or was it shirking? Clearly, the adults in his life have no clue and can’t help. In the end, Treehorn figures it out on his own, and all is well. At least until he turns green. A charming, imaginative classic that will appeal to any kid who feels they’re not truly seen or heard by the grown-ups in their life. Works for adults, too. An ALA Notable Children’s BookA New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year

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    Publication Date
    January 1, 1971
    Holiday House
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
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