Fall 2022

The Little Island

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

There was once a farm where all the animals were friends. Together they looked after the farm and each other. It wasn’t perfect and they didn’t always agree (animals almost never do).

But the Geese have hatched a plan to leave the farm . . . will life be perfect for them now? A powerful modern-day fable for our times told with humor, warmth, and most importantly, hope.

A story of building bridges, not barriers, respect, not resentment, and of finding friendship, not fear.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-10-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002090, JUV061000, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.75 x 10.3333
Lexile 590
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“The lesson that the geese learn is both important and impactful, and will definitely resonate with young audiences.”—Children’s Literature

Kirkus Reviews

“A cozy reminder to appreciate those around us.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Smriti Prasadam-Halls is an award-winning, internationally bestselling British author whose books have been published in more than 30 languages. Smriti worked for the BBC and in children’s publishing and television for twelve years. Smriti lives and works in London, UK with her family.

Illustrator: Robert Starling

Robert Starling began doodling creatures and characters at school and hasn't stopped since. He lives and works in Wiltshire, England, and when he's not sketching up new characters or writing down stories, he can be found sculpting, brewing coffee, or teaching kids.