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April 14, 2015

Itty-bitties with a big impact

By LeUyen Pham
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There’s No Such Thing as Little takes readers on a fun journey using objects, animals, plants, artwork and even nature to illustrate how little things have the power to have a big impact.

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There’s No Such Thing as Little takes readers on a fun journey using objects, animals, plants, artwork and even nature to illustrate how little things have the power to have a big impact.

A little boy and girl take the reader through this adventure, learning together with each turn of the page: A candle provides a little light in a small room, but a great light in a lighthouse; a line on a piece of paper can become a painting hung in an art museum; and a child’s little hand can be strong as part of a whole circle of friends playing ring-around-the-rosie on the playground. Author-illustrator LeUyen Pham uses die-cut holes to illustrate these little/big objects, a technique that offers even the littlest readers a new and exciting way to turn the page. Babies will enjoy the bold and colorful illustrations, particularly the big faces of the children towards the end of the book, while older preschool readers will enjoy pointing out familiar objects, animals, letters and colors, and guessing what’s on the next page.

This book not only teaches children about the impact that little things have on their lives and in the world, but also about the gentleness that is used while reading, being careful turning the pages, using the die-cut holes as guides. This is a fabulous read for children as young as several months, all the way up to preschool and even kindergarten.  

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