Friday, December 13, 2013

Is It Big or Is It Little? by Claudia Rueda -OPTIONAL

Rueda, Claudia  Is It Big or Is It Little? Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2013.  $14.00  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

This is a book showing opposites by comparing a little mouse and a cat.  Something that is little to a cat might seem big to a mouse.  A string might seem long, except when the cat can easily jump it and then it’s too short.  Each page layout has a short question like, “Is it light or is it heavy?” and then shows the difference of the same thing to two different sized animals (usually the cat and mouse).  

The book only uses black, white and orange in the illustrations which makes it bold.  The overall effect of the story is short and choppy and the comparison of deep/shallow was a stretch compared to the other more obvious opposites displayed.  It’s a good idea and might be fun to talk about size with kids.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.   

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