Big Little/Grande pequeño 9780763699666; Quiet Loud/Silencio ruidoso 9780763699765 by Leslie Patricelli. Candlewick, 2018.
Format: Board books
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5
Genre: Concept books: opposites
What did you like about the book? Patricelli’s adorable diapered, one-haired baby returns to illustrate the concepts of big and little, and quiet and loud. In parallel English and Spanish text, familiar objects and creatures are compared in the author’s signature acrylic drawings outlined in black. Both books end with naptime, and spreads of other objects which illustrate the concept. I can imagine little fingers pointing to the sweet pictures regardless of whether they are old enough to grasp the concepts.
To whom would you recommend this book? Families who seek to increase dual language acquisition for young children should enjoy this
Who should buy this book? Day cares and public libraries, especially where Spanish language books are popular
Where would you shelve it ? Board books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: September 24, 2018