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  • Writer's pictureMelinda Cropsey

Breadcrumbs Best Book: Tiny Perfect Things, by M.H. Clark

By M.H. Clark, Illustrated by Madeline Kloepper

2018 - Compendium, Inc., Seattle, WA

Tiny Perfect Things is a Montessori-must!  In Maria Montessori’s The Secret of Childhood she writes:  “From the beginning of its second year a child... becomes interested in tiny objects that escape our notice.”1 This book explores precisely that!  A grandfather and child embark on a walk, akin to an “I Spy” adventure, discovering treasures in their midst.  From “a spider web that’s caught the light” to “a flower growing through a sidewalk crack.” This is a book that can be enjoyed over and over, revealing new secrets at each reading.  Simple pencil drawings and muted tones capture the beauty and wonder of nature, family, community and home.  

“Does not love make us sensible to things which are not 

noticed by others?  Does it not reveal to us details and special 

qualities that are not appreciated by others?”2

- Maria Montessori

I guarantee you will love and appreciate Tiny Perfect Things!  (Ages 2-6)

Montessori, Maria (1966).  The Secret of Childhood, Random House, New York, NY, p. 64

Ibid. p.103


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