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. Volume XXIII Number 38. . . .June 9, 2017
Sometimes little ones and their grownups see things eye to eye, and sometimes they most certainly do not. Sometimes kids and caregivers seem to have everything in common, and sometimes they just can't seem to agree on anything. Whatever the scenario, in the end,
Lilli L'Arronge has sweetly captured the ups and downs, highs and lows of parenting while creating a delightful little duo that will delight caregivers and little ones alike. The illustrations are utterly charming, with an expressive and endearing little one and a patient, loving grownup who will completely capture reader's hearts. The minimal text allows the illustrations to really shine.
The identity of the grownup isn't specifically addressed, and the relationship between the two characters is left open to interpretation. The adult character could be a mother, a father, an aunt or an uncle, an older sibling, or any other loving caregiver a child might have in her/his life. This ambiguity helps make Me Tall, You Small a lovely choice for all kinds of families.
Me Tall, You Small is a delightful little story for grown ups and little ones alike.
Jane Whittingham is a children's librarian in Vancouver, BC.
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