Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesdays with David: Skid and the Too Tiny Tunnel

Skid and the Too Tiny Tunnel
By Jeffery Stoddard
Warner Press January 2009
From our shelves


The story: Skid is a tiny tractor among mighty machines. While the big trucks leave each morning to dig out a tunnel between the two towns, Skid is left behind to do menial jobs. When a bulldozer named Pillar tells him that you don't have to be big to be mighty, Skid doesn't believe him. But that very day, a cave-in happens at the work site and Pillar is trapped. The only one who can reach him is tiny Skid. Can he find the courage to save his friend?

Mama opines: This is a great book for kids who are dealing with fear or with being left out by bigger siblings. Skid learns that although he is is small, he can do great things and he can overcome his fears. There are also lots of trucks, which you know makes the heart of my little boy very happy.
The book does have a subtitle with a Bible verse referenced, but there isn't actually any talk of God within the book. So if you are a Bible sort of person, then awesome for you because you can reference the verse when you read with your kid. If you are not of that camp, then read away anyhow! No need to fret.

Thoughts from David: I like it because it has some machines. They really need Skid and sometimes friends get around creepy tunnels, sometimes they even build houses.
Favorite part: I don't have a favorite part. I like it all! 

Take your books and go read outside - it is gorgeous! With love, David and his Mommy


  1. David looks like such a joyful kid! I love the pictures you post.

    Thanks for the heads up about the Bible stuff--I always appreciate knowing since I have so many religiously diverse family and friends. It's so awkward to pick up a book for a friend's kid and then realize it quotes the Gospel at the end...or vice versa, that it gives an explanation that goes against something in the parents''s always good to know!

    1. Thank you! It was one of those perfect moment things. I feel like I miss nine out of ten good picture moments. Sigh. Such is parenting.