Author & Illustrator: Gina Perry
Publisher: Little Bee Books, 2017
Themes: being small, living big, perspective
The City is big
and I am small
While spending the day with her mom and baby sibling, one little girl feels overwhelmed by the big world that surrounds her. Tall buildings, noisy cars, and hungry ducks who want to eat her lunch all make her feel like she is small. Until . . . she dreams big by being an artist, plays big and makes the winning shot, and swings big because she is brave. Soon she realizes she IS big, and nothing can stand in her way!
Why I like this book:
A simple text along with bright and playful illustrations in a big and busy city with a diverse population makes for a feel-good story for big and small. With its bright quirky illustrations and minimal text, this will be an attention gabbing and swift read for preschoolers, who will ask for repeat reads, I am sure! Kids shouldn’t miss the bright yellow butterfly who always follows the protagonist.
I especially love the little girl’s expression when those ducks nab her hot dog!
A fun read about perspective for PreK.
Don’t miss the interview I did this week with Gina Perry.
Have children illustrate the question, “What makes you feel small?”
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