You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant

A larger furry creature exclaims to a smaller furry creature: “You are small.”... read more

A larger furry creature exclaims to a smaller furry creature: “You are small.” The smallish furry creature retorts: “I am not small. You are big.” The argument builds between these furry bearlike creatures, who are similar in appearance except for size and color (one is blueish and the other orangish). The creatures call in their identical friends for comparison. Soon, a whole swarm of larger furry, orange, bearlike creatures and smaller furry, blue, bearlike creatures are clamoring about size difference. When a towering furry creature steps into the picture and is quickly followed by a number of parachuting tiny furry creatures, the argument seems to be resolved. Or, has it just become more complicated? Who is small and who is big? That depends on whom you ask. With simple, sparse text and bold, clean illustrations, this amusing book about size comparison also offers a clever introduction to perspective-taking. (Ages 2–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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