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Little Big Girl Hardcover – November 8, 2016
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PreS-Gr 1—Matisse is a child who often feels small in a very large world. From being a tiny sunbather on an enormous beach and dancing through the aisles of a big box baby store, the girl discovers that the arrival of her little brother suddenly gives her a very big job. She relishes reading to the baby, assisting her dad with diaper changes, and selecting the baby's wardrobe. The final spread shows the pair cloud-naming back on the shore where her self-evaluation began. Keane's digital illustrations rely on a retro palette and chunky black lines to chronicle the child's shifting perception of herself and her role as a big sister. The artwork is simple in composition but bold and expressive in its use of line and splashes of color. VERDICT A charming, child-focused celebration of becoming an older sibling. For one-on-one and small group sharing.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
"Give to parents hoping to introduce kids to the joy and wonder of a new baby sibling."—Kirkus Reviews
"In language that repeatedly invokes ideas of big and little, Keane gracefully captures Matisse’s quiet understanding of her own growth…with gentle and warm humor."—Publishers Weekly
"A charming, child-focused celebration of becoming an older sibling."—School Library Journal
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Top Customer Reviews
Oh and I initially found this at the library but once I saw what it was like and how much both my daughter and I loved it, I knew we needed our own copy to keep forever.
Not only is this a beautifully told story, the illustrations alone are worth picking up this book. The illustrations are some of my favorites. They have a old school, retro, Disney style to them, mixed with a bit of The Family Circus, Sunday Comic Strip illustrations I loved as a kid. I love illustrations like this. They have a timeless, cheerful, yet simple feel to them. The simple color scheme, and bold illustrations are perfect for kids!
This is one book I'd definitely recommend picking up!