Thumbelina is the first fairly tale I read, and its because of this illustration by N.C. Wyeth.
She was so small she could tiptoe along flower stems.
(by Else Wenz Vietor)
Louis Reed shows here how it became cold and Thumbelina must live with a filed mouse or perish.
That is how she met Mr. Mole~
But a swallow saved her
this could be a reason I like tiny things;
and moles and squirrels I can hold in my hand.
Nevertheless I like making larger things too and am at work on some
If I can keep my hair from out of my eyes!
(A picture from a doings at my sisters; my poor family knows I don't like to have my picture taken but somehow someone snapped me when I wasn't looking~)
listing this morning, some ornaments and cups then a day out of doors, maybe I'll see Thumbleina if I look hard enough....