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There's No Such Thing as Little

by LeUyen Pham

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being little has better meaning. having to look at a bigger and better perspective.

ages- 3-5
source- pierce college library
  lorrie_warren | Nov 29, 2017 |
This book talks about how things that are called "little" are not really so. A boy and girl, who say they don't agree with everyone calling them little, describe how different things that may be called little are instead, unique, fantastic, important, and brave. They finally say that they are not little, they are amazing, wonderful, and incredible.

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source pierce college library
  Amyrood | Oct 28, 2017 |
This book is a good example of the genre of picture books, but I think it could also be an example of a predictable book, because it follows a pattern, asking if something is little, and always answering that, no, it is not little. There are a lot of things that may look little, such as a fish, an idea, or a snowflake, but if that fish were brave, and if that small idea sparked something big, and if that snowflake had an amazing, intricate design, are those things really as little as you thought? The front cover of the book has the word, "LITTLE" in large, capital letters. Most of the pages have die-cut holes to peek through to the next page. And one page even features an art gallery where famous artwork is displayed from artists such as Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet. ( )
  rwilke | Mar 11, 2016 |
The main idea of the book is to not judge something as insignificant just because you are small. The book has both a boy and girl protagonist, making the book have characters for all children. What I enjoyed most is this books use of language and illustrations and found it to be very charming. The book alternates with a pattern of “A little ____?” such as a tree or a snowflake and then on the next page says “No! A _________” rephrasing it to show how everyone is unique, such as a generous tree or unique snowflake. The illustrations have a peephole between the two halves of the passages. It is only when you turn the page that you can see the whole image and “reveal its true nature.” This rhythmic pattern between the rhymes and evolving illustrations can turn into a fun guessing game that many children will enjoy. ( )
  adeite2 | Feb 15, 2016 |
I like the book There’s No Such Thing as Little by LeUyen Pham because of the writing style and graphics on the pages. The front inside pages of the book has a rhyme, “Everyone says I’m little. I really don’t agree. If only they could see what I see when I look at me.” The rhyming makes the book more appealing to children and helps them to build literacy skills. The book was also very appealing visually. It featured bright illustrations and die cut peep-holes that keep children interested in the book. The main idea of this book is to look past outward appearances and focus on more important traits, like personality. ( )
  jgreen87 | Feb 15, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385391501, Hardcover)

A heartwarming book that takes a look at all things little . . . and reveals some big surprises with each turn of the page.
 
These things may seem little:
A fish.
An idea.
A snowflake.
But what if that little fish was also brave? And that little idea was fantastic? And that little snowflake turned out to be unique in all the world?
 
Featuring die-cut holes in the spirit of Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Lemons Are Not Red, There’s No Such Thing as Little is bright, warm, and endlessly inviting, and will encourage readers of all ages to think BIG about what “little” really means.

(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:15:21 -0400)

Reveals how things that seem little are actually very important, such as a little light that is really a welcoming light, or a little idea that is actually a fantastic idea.

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