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Toon Review: Stitches by David Small


Stitches: A Memoir
By David Small
W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393068573
In Stores Sept. 8, 2009

*Best New Books*

Note: This isn’t a book for kids. Then why is it here, you ask? It was created by children’s lit legend David Small, making it sort of fall within the parameters of 100 Scope Notes. Just a heads up to the children’s librarians/booksellers/parents out there.




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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. john michael tracy says:

    what i’ve seen so far looks brilliant.

    hell of a time, the fifties and sixties.

    i got lucky, i guess. my folks had eight of us, and we somehow mired through

    all families have their tragedies

    david small has managed to make high art from his own