As part of our 31 Picture Books For Homeschooling All Ages series, we have chosen kids’ books with vivid language, interesting stories and striking artwork to appeal to every person in your family. The Minpins is one of our favorites!
Our book posts also include a few activities — some simple, some more involved — for your entire family to enjoy together. Or not! Reading the book is enough in itself if that is all you want to do.
Snuggle up and enjoy a picture book or two together as a family. It may be the highlight of your day.
The Minpins Picture Book Details
Book: The Minpins
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
So Little Billy is told. So Little Billy has heard. Even with the warning that terrible things lurked in The Forest of Sin, such as Hornswogglers, Snozzwanglers, and worst of all, the Terrible Bloodsuckling Toothpluckling Stonechuckling Spittler, Little Billy goes exploring.
Sure enough, it doesn’t take long for the Terrible Bloodsuckling Toothpluckling Stonechuckling Spittler to find him. Little Billy runs calling for his Mummy into a tree where he finds some very interesting… people, of sorts. Little Billy makes new friends and with their help brings this fantastical fairy tale to a happy ending.
I love British authors, and Roald Dahl is no exception. Vanquishing the monster seems to be only half the story. The Minpins have a very interesting society, with small houses and schools in tress, and bird transportation. The pictures of the insides of their houses are sure to delight and transfix any child. They do mine.
Not only does Little Billy befriend these little people, but a large swan as well. After the swan helps him to vanquish the monster they continue to fly together on many other adventures.
My favorite quote from the last page can be good advice for all of us
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
The Minpins Homeschool Activities
#1 – Take a look at some of these fun Tree/Doll houses:
#2 – Now, make your own Minpin house! Here are some more ideas to get you started. My kids just love building models or dealing with tiny real things.
- Really cool and well engineered popsicle stick house written by the dad over at Almost Unschoolers
- Build your own tree house template
#3 – Here are a couple of Fairy House books to check out. I bet Minpins like these sorts of things too.
#4 – Find out how the Minpin’s birds fly!
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