The Tiny Grain of Sand



An original retelling of a classic Taoist tale.

Once upon a time, there was a tiny grain of sand. Its life was rather boring, until one day it made a wish. Suddenly the grain of sand found out what it might be like to be something else – but is the grass always greener?

This rendition of a classic fable tackles an age-old question: how can you be happy with your lot in a world full of temptation? With bold, contemporary illustrations and a rhythmic and witty text, this book is funny, lively and wise.

About the Author

Sylvain Alzial is a writer and radio producer who lives in Paris. Benoît Tardif is an illustrator from Québéc.

Hardback Book

Product details

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Product size

29 x 22 cm 56 pages


Hard back story book

Ideal for

Reading age 4 to 8 years


Being read to is one of the most beautiful and important things we can do for children. 

To comfort them, and open their imaginations and teach them the beauty of reading.

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