Big and Small and In-Between by Carter Higgins, illustrated by Daniel Miyares

Published by Chronicle Books

Summary:  The three sections of this book describe things that are big, small, and in-between, but they are not necessarily the first things you think about for each concept.  Big: “The SUN and its SHINE when it asks you to rise, the DONUT your brother got because you picked last and only got the hole.”  In-between things include “the TEETER-TOTTER not when it’s up or when it’s down but when two smiles meet in the middle,” and an example of small is “the PLIP of a raindrop and the PUDDLE where it falls for a butterfly to sip.”  Chapter 4 is “Everything”, and consists of a foldout page that reads, “the bluest SKY, the bittiest BUG, and you in the middle of it all.”  98 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  This beautifully illustrated concept book could serve as inspiration for kids to expand on what they think of as big, small, and in-between.

Cons:  The 3-D foldout papers that begin each chapter will likely not last long in a library book.

May 20, 2022 at 03:15PM Janet Dawson