Multicultural Day: Sissy Goes Tiny book review

Hey Math is Everywhere readers,

Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020! I was lucky enough to be a reviewer for this year, so I was gifted a beautiful book that I’m going to share with you below. There’s also a ton of prizes being given away from 9pm-10pm Eastern tonight on Twitter, check it out: TWITTER PARTY! Register here! (and follow the #ReadYourWorld hashtag all day to discover other amazing diverse children’s books).

Sissy Goes Tiny

written by Rebecca Flansburg  and B.A. Norrgard illustrated by Penny Weber

published by Audrey Press

book cover of Sissy Goes Tiny with girl and Tiny house

This book absolutely blew me away. Authors Rebecca Flansburg and B.A. Norrgard pull you in and take you on a beautiful journey. No wonder their project was supported by the Five Wings Art Council as well as the McKnight Foundation!

When I first opened the book, I was surprised to see so many words on the first page, but each one is worth it. You really feel like you’re a part of this family and their experience.

The book starts of course with a happy girl in a big house and a big, comfy bed who suddenly gets told her family is going to downsize. She apprehensive at first, but after reading about it and learning about the Tiny life from new friends, she starts to like the idea.

I especially love that you go through the whole process of getting rid of stuff, the excitement of seeing the small house for the first time, and exploring it with the family.

It’s so fun to go on this super interesting adventure with this diverse, interracial family, especially because they look and feel so real in this picture book.

This book is so cool to share with all the kids in your life, whether you’re thinking about going Tiny, you want to share about a different lifestyle, or you just want an adorable book to share with kids, this one will delight all readers!

Here’s a sneak peek at the book:

spread from inside the book, Sissy laying on her bed in the Tiny house

Buy the book here!


Also, if you get a chance today before 4PM PST, please vote for the wonderful

to have her book turned into a movie or TV series. She is one of the sponsors of MCBD! Please vote by 4pm Jan 31st and help spread the word! Thank you so much!

Go to, scroll down, & vote for GREENHORN


Want more info on Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD)? Here you go!

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.  

Seven years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues.

MCBD 2020  is honored to have the following Medallion Sponsors on board


Super Platinum

Make A Way Media/ Deirdre “DeeDee” Cummings, 


Language Lizard, Pack-N-Go Girls


Audrey Press, Lerner Publishing Group, KidLit TV, ABDO BOOKS : A Family of Educational Publishers, PragmaticMom & Sumo Jo, Candlewick Press,


 Author Charlotte Riggle, Capstone Publishing, Guba Publishing, Melissa Munro Boyd & B is for Breathe,


Author Carole P. Roman, Snowflake Stories/Jill Barletti, Vivian Kirkfield & Making Their Voices Heard. Barnes Brothers BooksTimTimTom, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee & Low Books,  Charlesbridge Publishing, Barefoot Books Talegari Tales


Author Sponsor Link Cloud

Jerry Craft, A.R. Bey and Adventures in Boogieland, Eugina Chu & Brandon goes to Beijing, Kenneth Braswell & Fathers Incorporated, Maritza M. Mejia & Luz del mes_Mejia, Kathleen Burkinshaw & The Last Cherry Blossom, SISSY GOES TINY by Rebecca Flansburg and B.A. Norrgard, Josh Funk and HOW TO CODE A ROLLERCOASTER, Maya/Neel Adventures with Culture GrooveLauren Ranalli, The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic! By Dr. Sharon Chappell, Phe Lang and Me On The Page, Afsaneh Moradian and Jamie is Jamie, Valerie Williams-Sanchez and Valorena Publishing, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, Nancy Tupper Ling, Author Gwen Jackson, Angeliki Pedersen & The Secrets Hidden Beneath the Palm Tree, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 by Mia Wenjen, Susan Schaefer Bernardo & Illustrator Courtenay Fletcher (Founders of Inner Flower Child Books), Ann Morris & Do It Again!/¡Otra Vez!, Janet Balletta and Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Ocean, Evelyn Sanchez-Toledo & Bruna Bailando por el Mundo\ Dancing Around the World, Shoumi Sen & From The Toddler Diaries, Sarah Jamila Stevenson, Tonya Duncan and the Sophie Washington Book Series, Teresa Robeson  & The Queen of Physics, Nadishka Aloysius and Roo The Little Red TukTuk, Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore & Stories by the Girlfriends Book Club, Finding My Way Books, Diana Huang & Intrepids, Five Enchanted Mermaids, Elizabeth Godley and Ribbon’s Traveling Castle, Anna Olswanger and Greenhorn, Danielle Wallace & My Big Brother Troy, Jocelyn Francisco and Little Yellow Jeepney, Mariana Llanos & Kutu, the Tiny Inca Princess/La Ñusta Diminuta, Sara Arnold & The Big Buna Bash, Roddie Simmons & Race 2 Rio, DuEwa Frazier & Alice’s Musical Debut, Veronica Appleton & the Journey to Appleville book series  Green Kids Club, Inc.

We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.

Co-Hosts and Global Co-Hosts

A Crafty Arab, Afsaneh Moradian, Agatha Rodi Books, All Done Monkey, Barefoot Mommy, Bethany Edward & Biracial Bookworms, Michelle Goetzl & Books My Kids Read, Crafty Moms Share, Colours of Us, Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes, Educators Spin on it, Shauna Hibbitts-creator of eNannylink, Growing Book by Book, Here Wee Read, Joel Leonidas & Descendant of Poseidon Reads {Philippines}, Imagination Soup, Kid World Citizen, Kristi’s Book Nook, The Logonauts, Mama Smiles, Miss Panda Chinese, Multicultural Kid Blogs, Serge Smagarinsky {Australia}, Shoumi Sen, Jennifer Brunk & Spanish Playground, Katie Meadows and Youth Lit Reviews

FREE RESOURCES from Multicultural Children’s Book Day

TWITTER PARTY! Register here! before 9pm EST

Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and be sure and look for/use our official hashtag #ReadYourWorld.

Thanks for reading!


Kaitlyn Sanchez

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