There's No Such Thing as Little

There's No Such Thing as Little

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Reveals how things that seem little are actually very important, such as a little light that is really a welcoming light, or a little idea that is actually a fantastic idea.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385391504
0385391501
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations

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cmlibrary_ecrites Oct 24, 2017

This misses the mark for me. I like the intended message but I don't think it is well conveyed. I wish that instead of negating little on each subsequent page by adding "no" that the new word was just added. As it is, it reads to me like it is saying you can't be both little and unique or little and generous or little and whatever else. This is not true. Kids aren't dumb, they know that there is indeed a such thing as little, but that isn't a bad thing.

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mmcbeth29
May 03, 2016

SUMMARY: This book looks at things that are little such as a candle that puts out a "little light", but when you turn the page, the light is transformed into the welcoming light of a light house. Each item is shown through a peek hole and as you turn the page you can see how the "little" item can actually be something big.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations are bright and big for the smallest readers. They are full of delightful details, from building blocks to fine works of art, that will catch the eye of children of different ages. And the peep holes are an utter delight! I couldn't wait to turn each page to see how the author incorporated the "little" picture into something bigger.

SUMMARY: This is a book that celebrates little. It also shows how things we think of as little thing are really very big things. This book celebrates the importance of everything no matter how small. One page shows the little boy and girl practicing their letters. The boy has written the letter "i". The question is: "A little letter?" And when you turn the page you see famous quotes and pieces from literature with the "i" featured throughout. The answer is: "No, an important letter." Writing only single letters may seem like such a little thing now, but it is actually part of something much bigger that is yet to come. Although this book can be a bit abstract, I absolutely loved the concept that everything is important. And I couldn't get enough of the peek holes--who can resist them?

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Ages 3-7

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