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Children's Fiction Siblings

Tweezle into Everything

by (author) Stephanie McLellan

illustrated by Dean Griffiths

Pajama Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Feb 2014
Siblings, Emotions & Feelings, Parents
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
    List Price
    $14.95 USD

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


Pumpkin was the first. Hoogie came next. Tweezle is the baby. But babies grow up, and Tweezle is ready to be a big boy now - and he knows just how to prove it. For some reason, Mom isn't thrilled when he helps with the dishes (Splash! Crash!). Dad isn't delighted when he hunts through the closet (Blam! Slam!). Pumpkin and Hoogie say he's way too little to touch their stuff. But when an even smaller friend needs help, Tweezle's big idea might just save the day. The endearing monster family introduced in Hoogie in the Middle returns in a story that will warm the hearts of youngest children - and their families. Stephanie McLellan's text delights once again with its creative turns of phrase, while Dean Griffiths' colourful art continues to enchant.

About the authors

Stephanie McLellan is a passionate promoter of literacy and the author of the award-winning picture books The Chicken Cat and Leon's Song. Her 2013 title Hoogie in the Middle, inspired by her now-grown children, was a Resource Links "The Year's Best" selection, a Best Books for Kids & Teens selection, and a TVO Parents "Books to Read as a Family" Selection. Its companion book Tweezle into Everything has been enthusiastically received.

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Dean Griffiths is a popular picture book artist with more than 25 titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. Dean's 2012 title Lumpito and the Painter from Spain has been nominated for the SYRCA Shining Willow Award and was a Bank Street Best Book. His most recent book is When Emily Carr Met Woo. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.

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  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"

Editorial Reviews

McLellan's playful, heartwarming story about a cuddly monster family examines how birth order affects sibling relationships . . . A great addition to both school and public libraries that help teach sibling acceptance and understanding.

School Library Journal

The trick of putting a great picture book together is telling a story that has fluency with powerful but concise text and illustrations that complement the text. Tweezle into Everything has everything that makes a picture book right.

CanLit for LittleCanadians

Tweezle into Everything would make a great addition to any bookshelf . . . a great tool for teaching empathy. Recommended.

CM Magazine

A most beautifully written and illustrated book.

Resource Links

. . . this tale about an endearing monster family spotlights some very real moments of childhood growth.


The book has an unpredictable and heart-warming ending. . . This loveable family comes alive with Dean Griffiths cuddly personified monsters.

Canadian Children's Book News

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