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Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)

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Welcome to one of the October 13th review stops on the blog tour & social media blitz for Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All) by Lori Orlinsky, organized by Rock Star Book Tours. Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour for more reviews, guest posts by the author, and a giveaway! (More on that at the end of this post.)

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About the Book

Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)
by Lori Orlinsky

Published 14 April 2019
by Mascot Books, Inc.

Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 38
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Being small is the worst! No one ever picks me for their sports team and my feet hurt from standing on my tiptoes all the time. There can’t be anything good about being small…right? Being Small is a picture book about a little girl who is scared to go to school because she’s the shortest kid in the class. She talks about all of the reasons that being short is a challenge, but her mother presents to her funny and unique advantages that only she has because of her height, instilling self-confidence in her. This book is a must-read for any child who has ever fallen behind the curve on the growth chart.

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My Review

My Rating: 5 Stars

I was granted a complimentary review copy of Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All) by the author Lori Orlinsky via Rock Star Book Tours in exchange for an honest review as part of my participation on the blog tour. Thank you Lori Orlinsky and Rock Star Book Tours for the opportunity! This has not swayed my opinion on this title. My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.

Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All) is a cute story about a little girl in pre-K who doesn’t want to go to school today because of all the ways being the shortest kid in class isn’t so great. Mom to the rescue! Her mom points out all the things about being small that are actually awesome.

As a fellow short lady (5’4) who was frequently the shortest kid in the class (even the year I was on the older side of a split grade class) I definitely could have used a book like this when I was a kid. It’s a cute spirit lifter for the vertically challenged who may be feeling down about their stature, regardless of age, but especially for those little school-aged kids. The illustrations are adorable and very interesting to look at, too.

My own daughter is on track to be quit tall (taking after her father’s side) but friends of ours have a tiny little thing going into Kindergarten next year, so I’ll be sure to recommend this book if their daughter needs the confidence boost.

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Praise for Being Small

A wonderful, read-aloud picture book…highly recommended for personal and public library children’s collections.

Midwest Book Review

The story itself works well; the artwork is colorful, detailed, and draws the reader in. Kids of this early age group will love it. Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All) by Lori Orlinsky is highly recommended.

Readers Favorite

With lovely illustrations that help to tell the little rhyming story well, this is a great book for children who would like to know that their height is never an issue in life; they re beautiful just the way they are! Highly recommended for kids everywhere!

Jed Doherty, Host/Executive Producer, Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Download free colouring sheets from Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All).

About the Author

Lori Orlinsky is a multi award-winning children’s book author, freelance writer and marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is the mother of two little ladies who are small but mighty. Lori is certified by the CDC in Bullying Prevention and Response Training, and is an Ambassador for the National Bullying Prevention Center. At 5″1, she wishes her children’s picture book “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All),” was around when she was growing up. Lori’s books are published by Mascot Books.

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Tour Schedule

12 October: The Momma Spot (Review), @future_bookworms & @thamommaspot (Instagram stop)
13 October: Westveil Publishing (Review), Little Red Reads (Review)
14 October: Betwixt the Pages (Review), For the Love of KidLit (Guest Post)
15 October: Rajiv’s Reviews (Review), @rajivsreviews (Instagram Stop)
16 October: BookHounds YA (Review), @bookbounds (Instagram Stop)

19 October: Jazzy Book Reviews (Review), Two Chicks on Books (Review & Guest Post)
20 October: @mycornerforbooksand (Instagram Review), @JaimeRockstarBookTours (Instagram Review)
21 October: Seeing Double In Neverland (Review), @seeing_double_in_neverland (Instagram Stop)
22 October: Savings in Seconds (Review), @savingsinseconds (Instagram Stop)
23 October: Momfluenster (Facebook Review), @momfluenster (Instagram Stop)

Giveaway Alert!

One lucky follower of the tour will walk away with a signed copy of Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All). Sorry, US only! Be sure to check out other stops on the tour for more chances to enter.

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