Pico the Gnome Edition 2
One day, Pico the gnome goes for an evening stroll to collect firewood and ingredients for a stew, and falls asleep in the forest. He dreams of a fairy, who tells him he will soon have to be brave. Sure enough, as dawn breaks, a giant thunders through the land, frightening all the animals and birds—but Pico uses quick thinking and kind words to bring about a happy ending.
Generations of children have enjoyed Martina Müller’s classic picture book, illustrated in a handcrafted artistic style full of life and color, and the tale—which captures the value of bridging differences—remains as relevant today.
This beautiful gift edition is perfect for young hands.
(Ages 4 - 7 years)
“This is a beautifully illustrated gentle story about a gnome who befriends a giant thus, saving all the gnomes in his forest. Pico takes the gentle approach when confronted by the menacing giant and the world is saved. This might be a good choice to read to young children if bullying needs to be addressed. A great story to read to little ones.”
—Youth Services Book Review
“The story itself is simple, well told and engaging. It clearly tells young readers that conflict often arises from misunderstandings, from a lack of empathy for others’ ways of life and ideas, and that there are alternatives to force to resolve these situations. As a text to discourage bullying and violence, and instead urge collaboration and compromise it puts many persuasive points for adults as well as children.”
“Beautiful full-page color illustrations by the author accompany a tale of a gnome who co-exists peacefully in his forest home until his blissful sleep is interrupted. Kids will enjoy the gentle story, lovely drawings, and unexpected results of Pico's encounter.”
—Midwest Book Review