“Even if we are small, or don’t feel like we fit in, we matter to the only One who matters.”That is the message at the heart of Max Lucado’s new children’s book The Tallest of Smalls. It is a delightful story about Ollie, the smallest of the Two-Smalls who live in a land called Stiltsville. Every evening at six, the Too-Smalls meet in the town circle where they hope they’ll be picked to receive stilts to strut about above the stilt-less masses. They come to see if they matter — if they’re awesome, if they’re pretty, if they’re clever, or funny. Ollie begs to be picked. He wants to be like the high-ups of Stiltsville who are proud of their stilts and their ultimate status. But once he gets stilts, oh how it hurts when he stumbles and tumbles and loses them.
Listen to what Max Lucado has to say about how Jesus helps the smallest of smalls:
Note:This book for kids coordinates with Max’s adult trade book, Fearless, which released in September 2009.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 3, 2009)