Big and Small, Room for All

Big and Small, Room for All

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Random House, Inc.
A captivating look at how a child, fits into the great, big universe around us.

“Big sky, big sky, what is bigger than the sky?”

In this clever concept book for young readers, award-winning author Jo Ellen Bogart explores the size of animate and inanimate objects and their place in the universe. She introduces children to the concept of “we” — that humans are a big part of the world, but a small part of existence.

In the vastness of the universe, with galaxies swirling through space, the book begins with simple words printed on the darkness. Moving closer to our world, we see the solar system, our sun at the center. Closer still, we see the huge ball of fire, which is the sun, and the third planet out from it — our blue Earth. From Earth looming huge on the page, young readers view smaller and smaller objects, from mountain to tree to man to child to kitten to mouse to flea to microscopic beings, amazing in their complexity.

Accompanied by artist Gillian Newland’s lavish watercolor paintings, Big and Small, Room for All places the immensity and wonder of space in perspective so young readers comprehend they are part of creation, but a small part of all that exists.

Baker & Taylor
Compares the sizes of objects found in the natural world to each other, such as the size of the sun to the Earth and the size of a child to a kitten.

Baker
& Taylor

Introduces the reader to relative sizes, from the vastness of the universe to things too small to see with the naked eye.

Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780887768910
Branch Call Number: JX 153.752 BOG
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,21 x 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Newland, Gillian

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