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Too-Small Tyson by JaNay Brown-Wood
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Too-Small Tyson by JaNay Brown-Wood
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Oct 18, 2022 | ISBN 9781623541644

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“Tyson may be the smallest and youngest of five brothers, but his math skills make him a giant at saving the day when the family pet goes missing.

When playing basketball with his older brothers, Tyson struggles to keep up; his steps are smaller, and he quickly realizes that he has to take more of them to compensate. Nicknamed Li’l Man, Tyson enjoys playing with and taking care of the family’s pet gerbil, Swish, who is significantly smaller than him. When Swish escapes from his cage, his brothers take the lead on finding the little animal, while Tyson cleans and prepares the cage for his eventual return. When his brothers are unable to locate Swish, Tyson must consider, “If I were Swish, where would I go?” Turns out Swish is under the bed, just out of reach. Tyson uses the tubes from Swish’s cage to lure the gerbil out, realizing that if he uses smaller tubes, he’ll need more of them to bridge the distance, and he ultimately rescues Swish. Brown-Wood has crafted an accessible and relatable narrative in which knowledge of proportional thinking helps solve a real-world problem. Williams’ fun, funky, colorful digital images of a loving Black family of boys complement the story well.

Reflects everyday Black boy joy with a mathematical twist.”

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