Weyant, Christopher. You Are (Not) Small. Book Review.

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This 8 x 11 picture book examines how size is relative. Big and small fuzzy creatures argue about size until a very large and several very small creatures appear. They realize that someone can be both small and big in comparison to others.

On the last page, the tiniest creature says to the largest creature, “You are hairy.”

The cartoonish illustrations are big, bright, and simple. The illustrator portrays their expressions vividly. The story is interesting and funny.

Size is an interesting concept to discuss with a toddler, especially one who insists that she is a big girl. The concluding page opens the way for new discussions on comparisons.


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