Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, Everyone!
I spent easily half my week writing a picture book which is not working and which at this point I hate a little bit 🙂 Why is it that an idea which seems so good when it starts out in your head can turn out so badly when you get it on paper? I still feel like there’s a kernel of good story in there somewhere, but darned if I can find it right now 🙂
Ah, well, at least I have a lovely, fun picture book (not mine :)) to share with you today!
Title: You Are (Not) Small
Written By: Anna Kang
Illustrated By: Christopher Weyant
Two Lions, August 2014, Fiction
Suitable For Ages: 2-6
Themes/Topics: Differences, Perspective, Humor
Opening: “‘You are small.’
‘I am not small. You are big.’
‘I am not big. See?’“
Brief Synopsis: Two creatures (whose fur, noses, and expressions suggest that they are indeed closely related) argue over who is small and who is big. But it’s really all in how you look at it 🙂
Links To Resources: Kids Activity Guide with printable growth chart; Classroom Guide for K-1st with Common Core Standards; start a discussion on the difficulty and/or desirability of establishing standards; read with Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – how are these books alike? how are they different?
Why I Like This Book: This book is short and simple, yet it manages to convey an important message with humor. I dare you not to laugh at the end 🙂 In 91 words, it manages to get across the idea that we can be big and small at the same time, and in spite of our perceived differences we have much in common. The art is appealing, and the characters’ expressions speak volumes. For anyone who has ever felt too little (or too big), this is the perfect story.
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Have a wonderful first weekend of Autumn, everyone! 🙂