Oh my heavens... this book is just what we all need right now. It truly is.
Yes, this is a book about big things and small things and in between things. Yes it is and it is just sublime ... sublime is the word. Because you know how you are going along with your life wondering if anyone else sees what you see and feels what you feel and some times you feel lonely and sometimes you feel like you are different from everyone else?
Well this is the book that is going to answer all those worries and all those wonderings...because this book is going to show you all those little moments that you know so, so well and guess what? It turns out you aren't the only one. No, there is no way you are the only one because those moments are so universal they have been captured in a book...pages of them...not just one or two of them saying hey, you aren't the only one... there are pages and pages of them.
It doesn't matter what color your skin is or if you have a mole on your left pinkie or whatever- it doesn't matter one bit - we all see these same things and we all know exactly how it feels to see them and we all are so glad they are in our world.
These are magical moments that make life precious and special and some of them are big and some of them are small and some of them are in between and two human beings named Carter and Daniel know about them too and so do a few million ... a few billion...other people.
Turns out life is grand. Life is magical. Life is amazing. And you are a really cool person and you are here and you get to enjoy the heck out of every single one of these moments..and if there is a chip in your teacup you aren't alone...the mouse and the elephant have chipped teacups too.
Truly a book that soothes the worries and congratulates the soul for being here and celebrates the amazing thing we are living - together - called a life. These are magical moments that connect us. These are sad and happy things we all share because we are human beings living side by side on this planet. What an amazing celebration of being alive and here today.
98 pages 978-1452166506 Ages 4-99
Keywords: wonder, connection, fun, sadness, disappointment, joy, nature, being present, diversity, diverse books, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, size and shape, sense and sensation
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
You Are (Not) Small meets The Quiet Book in this beautiful compilation of all the little things that make up our big world.
This wide, wonderful world contains many things. Some things are as big as a family of bears; some are as small as a reflection in a puddle. Some things are felt rather than seen.
In between it all is . . . you. What kinds of things will you collect?
This lovely, lyrical book collects the world by size. Divided into three chapters with three specially paper-engineered separations, every page encapsulates one precious moment that perfectly represents both a size and an experience. Beloved author Carter Higgins's poignant, poetic text and Daniel Miyares's incandescent illustrations capture a whole new way of seeing the world in this beautiful, giftable meditation on what it means to be a kid-and what it means to be a human.
A GIFT FOR ALL: This book expresses a genuine love for the world in a sincere, observant way. The author's imagination and the illustrator's keen eyes make it a perfect choice for anyone seeking a gorgeous gift that celebrates the wonder of our world, whether between parents and kids, between grandparents and grandchildren, or even between friends.
SPECIAL CONCEPT: Every child learns about size, usually through nonfiction. This book makes the concept of size personal and emotional, something that changes how you feel in any given situation.
CLASSIC LITERATURE: Fans of A Hole is to Dig or A Tree is Nice will recognize the inspiration of classic literature and the timeless quality of this special text.
THOUGHT-PROVOKING IDEA: This book will change the way every kid encounters the world. Is their room smaller than their parents' or bigger than a mouse's? Is a rock a big hill for an ant or a small pebble for a bear? The mix of poetic and practical in this text makes every life experience worth investigating both from far away and with a microscope.
BELOVED AUTHOR: Carter Higgins is the author of many favorite books for kids, including the bestseller Everything You Need for a Treehouse, illustrated by Emily Hughes; Circle Under Berry, which she illustrated herself; and Audrey L and Audrey W, a chapter book series.---from the publisher
• Fans of Ruth Krauss • Fans of Margaret Wise Brown • Fans of classic children's literature • Educators looking for a new way to teach the concept of size • Parents and grandparents