Eight-year-old Sissy loves her life. She loves her toys, her Big house, and her Big backyard. But when Sissy’s parents decide they are going to live in a Tiny House on wheels and travel around the U.S., Sissy isn’t sure that she will like the idea of “living tiny.” But as she and her mommy and daddy learn about downsizing, repurposing, and how “stuff is just stuff” in a positive way, Sissy soon understands that living Tiny has BIG possibilities; possibilities for all sorts of adventures and learning.
Link to the Sissy Goes Tiny website.
Author Carissa Andrews writes, For any parent trying to teach stewardship of the earth, doing more with less, and learning how to live BIG without having to be surrounded by stuff, this book is an incredible gift. My 4yo absolutely adores the pictures and story and has been asking me to read it every night for the past two weeks! As a parent, I can personally say this one of those stories I don’t mind reading out loud over and over again. Kudos to the authors and the illustrator for putting together such a wonderful book that both kids and parents love.
Written by Rebecca Flansburg and BA Norrgard, both Minnesotans (who have been friends for over 30 years), Sissy Goes Tiny was created to share the idea and process of “going Tiny” from a child’s perspective.
In 2012, bucking societal exceptions and following her inner guidance, B.A. (Beth Ann) Norrgard shed her paralegal costume after 26 years in a downtown high rise and hand-built her tiny house. She is a passionate advocate for others following their dreams and letting go of societal conditioning, and being free to live a larger life in a smaller space. BA is a doer. She has traveled over 14,000 miles with her house and writes about her minimalist, vegan life on her website, banorrgard.com