I Am Small
"The world is big and I am small."
From the eyes of a baby penguin the world is a great big place. The sky so high, the ocean so deep, and the mountains so steep--all these things are magnificent from it's point of view. But in the eyes of it's mother--this little penguin is the biggest, most important thing in the world! This
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That said, as someone else noted, the design flaws really take away from the pleasures of this book. The book begins and ends on the inner covers, which is a disaster, especially if you are using this in a library--the cover flaps are taped down in librarie...more
The illustrations are wonderful, but I'm VERY disappointed with the publisher for not including endpapers. The book starts right under the dust jacket, so part of the book is obscured. Our library copies of this title aren't taped in the norm...more
(This is on my blog & copied here. This is meant for the Cupcake War Reading Challenge, which is this site: http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com/2...)
Blog post for this is here: (I wrote more than this there) ht...more
I did find it puzzling that the story began and ended on the fly leaves, though. It made it challenging to read, because the library dust jacket was covering half the page. I'm a bit puzzled as to why Scholastic thought...more
I'm taking off a star.
What the hell, publishers? You felt like putting the most important pages (that is, First Page and Last Page) on the covers of the book itself, so that the dust jacket obscures half the words?
And why would you bother having Emma Dodd draw such fantastic illustrations, if you're going to publish them in a book the size of a CD case?
Annotation:A baby penguin compares himself with many of the things found around him and then finds that he feels comfort with himself when he is with his mother/ father.
Themes:penguins, size comparison, family
Ways to use:This books could be used with younger students to talk about size comparisons, or even to do a study on penguins
Recommended age:2- 7
Great use of metallics, too. It's a SMALL book, but I think it would have a BIG impact in storytime!
This story was a hit with my kids and I'm sure it's one that will be a hit with many other young readers. Who...more
Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists and from as far back as she can remember she has wanted to be an illustrator.
Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked extensively in advertising, editorial and book illustration.
She was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award in 2006 for her...more