This was on our library shelf in the home I grew up in and luckily they’re back in production. I loved them as a child and I love them now. The collection of 4 books by Maurice Sendak (author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are) is tiny, each book measures about 2.5″ x 3.5″. One is about the alphabet, one is about numbers, one is about the months of the year and one is a “cautionary tale” about caring.

The size of the books makes them extra intriguing to little hands — as if they are pretend books. My toddlers have not been able to resist them. They come as a boxed set and each one is hardbound and has it’s own little dust jacket. The illustrations are as charming as the size.

The collection costs about the same as buying 1 larger picture book, which I think is reasonable, but if you’re buying it as a gift it doesn’t have a lot of “wow” impact because it’s so small.

Find it here.