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The Resource You are (not) small, by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant

You are (not) small, by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant

Label
You are (not) small
Title
You are (not) small
Statement of responsibility
by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!"--Page 2 of cover
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2015
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2015.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico): Roadrunners (Grades K-3), 2017.
Review
  • Grades K-3 A big, orange, furry thing and a small, purple, furry thing meet in a field. The big one calls the small one small, and the small one calls the big one big. Accusations escalate, with more big creatures and small creatures arriving to demonstrate the normality of one group and, by extension, the abnormality of the other. Just as things are getting out of control, a huge, green one (at least its legs) and a tiny, pink one arrive, proving that the small ones aren’t that small, nor the big ones that big. Everyone is hungry, though, so they all go off to eat. Except for the lone pink, who calls the lone green “hairy,” and the cycle, presumably, begins again. Kang and Weyant bolster the accessibility of their tidy metaphor by creating sweet-looking, relatable creatures and placing them in an environment with no distinguishing features; children will have no trouble seeing themselves in the situation—and the solution. -- Barthelmess, Thom (Reviewed 10-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 4)
  • Like Rosenthal and Lichtenheld’s Duck! Rabbit! , the debuting husband-and-wife team of Kang and Weyant uses the picture book form for a sophisticated philosophical debate. Weyant, a New Yorker cartoonist, draws two pudgy bearish creatures with bean-like noses—clearly the same species, but different in scale (and in color, it should be noted, though it never comes up). “You are small,” says the larger one, pointing an accusatory paw. “I am not small. You are big,” replies the smaller one, pointing back. “I am not big,” says the larger one, paw to his chest. “See?” A page turn reveals a whole gang of larger creatures just his size. “They are just like me!” But there’s a gang of smaller ones, too. The argument changes when a massive, Godzilla-size foot lands in the middle of the spread (“Boom!”), followed by a tiny creature who descends with a parachute. With these revelations, the creatures hone their analysis: “You are big and you are small.” Start a discussion on the difficulty of establishing standards—or else just read it and giggle. Ages 2–6. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 2, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 22, p)
  • Fuzzy, bearlike creatures of different sizes relate to one another in an amusing story that explores the relative nature of size.A small purple creature meets a similarly shaped but much larger orange critter. The purple creature maintains that the orange creature is "big"; the orange one counters by calling the purple one "small." This continues, devolving into a very funny shouting match, pages full of each type of creature hollering across the gutter. This is followed by a show-stopping double-page spread depicting two huge, blue legs and the single word "Boom!" in huge display type. Tiny, pink critters then float down by parachute, further complicating the size comparisons. Eventually, these brightly colored animals learn to see things in a different way. In the end, they decide they are all hungry and trudge off to eat together. The story is told effectively with just a few words per page, though younger readers might need help understanding the size and perspective concepts. Cartoon-style illustrations in ink and watercolor use simple shapes with heavy black outlines set off by lots of white space, with an oversized format and large typeface adding to the spare but polished design. While the story itself seems simple, the concepts are pertinent to several important social issues such as bullying and racism, as well as understanding point of view.Charming characters, a clever plot and a quiet message tucked inside a humorous tale. (Picture book. 4-8)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2014)
Awards note
Geisel Award, 2015.
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
You are (not) small
Series volume
0001
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Target audience
preschool
Label
You are (not) small, by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781477847725
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
Bexley Public Library copy: purchased in memory of Nancy White, Bexley Public Library staff, 2000-2015.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871063011
Label
You are (not) small, by Anna Kang ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781477847725
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Bexley Public Library copy: purchased in memory of Nancy White, Bexley Public Library staff, 2000-2015.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871063011

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