Reviews for Big and Little


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 June 1998
Ages 1^-3. Like Miller's Now I'm Big (1996) and all her playful interactive books for the very young, this book uses cheerful, clear color photos of active toddlers to teach basic concepts. Here, the concept is relative size. In each double-page spread, the left page shows a small family-album-type picture of something big and something little; then opposite is a full-page scenario of the toddler at play. The cast is multiethnic, with kids and adults having fun with ordinary things. Best of all is the spread for "Big boy, little boy. Read to me": on the left, an older boy helps a small toddler stand up straight; on the right is a close-up of them cuddled up together, enthralled by the pictures in a book. Young preschoolers will want to copy the simple scenarios and find more of their own. ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 1998
Candid color photos demonstrate the concept of big and little by juxtaposing people and objects of varying sizes. In an attempt to incorporate the action of the photos into the text (Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1998 July
PreS-KAMiller's appealing, colorful illustrations and minimal text explain the concept of size. Using pleasing photos of adults and children of varying ages, the author reinforces the idea on each double-page spread. For example, a small picture on the left that shows an older boy posing with a toddler illustrates the phrase, "Big boy, little boy. Read to me." In the full-page photo on the right, the boy shares a story with the youngster, who is perched happily on his lap. All of the objects featured (such as feet, hands, toy trucks, dogs, and fruit) will be familiar to young children, who will enjoy identifying which one is large and which is small. This wonderful book could be used in all kinds of settings, by parents, caregivers, librarians, and teachers. Add this bright, cheery title to your collections.AElisabeth H. Hall, Arden Elementary School, Columbia, SC

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