Simon & Schuster, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
enry Cole uses a minimalist approach when it comes to text here. Since this is a picture book about the nature of scale and size comparisons, he decided to let his illustrations do the talking.
he book begins with a huge, two-page spread of a ladybug. The following spread shows the lady bug on a big leaf. The insect appears rather small in comparison to the leaf.
ext we see the very small bug and little leaf as part of a big yellow flower plant. Of course, when a dog sniffs the yellow flower it looks rather small and the ladybug is now downright puny, and you can barely see it.
s you work farther into the book the illustrations show how perspective changes, and size comparisons become even more pronounced. This book offers a unique way to discuss size and perspective with a youngster. Henry Cole provides the pictures and a few words but you'll have to do the rest.
f nothing else, your child will have a pretty good idea of the meaning of
by the time you are finished!
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