Eulalie and the Hopping Head
Mother Lumps (a toad) takes her toddler Eulalie for a stroll and they meet the lofty Mrs. Shinn (a fox), who says her nine children are perfect, a model for Eulalie (who sometimes misbehaves). Mrs. Shinn suggests that Mrs. Lumps take home an abandoned child, lying in the grass, whose exemplary conduct can teach the toad girl lessons in decorum. The lost one is a doll, as readers will recognize, but the mothers believe it’s a person like themselves, even when its head keeps coming off and rolling about…
“Small’s little book is a frolic, enticingly illustrated by ingenious woodland scenes in pretty shades and witty depictions of the anthropomorphic cast.”
School Library Journal Starred Review and Best Book of Spring
A Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year
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