Even the Smallest Will Grow by Lita Judge

Even the Smallest Will Grow by Lita Judge. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781534457256, 2021

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Books

What did you like about the book? The illustrations in this book are perfectly matched to the quiet and reassuring text.  Beautiful soft landscapes, idyllic attic bedrooms, dreamy, swirly, slow-motion filled, all on the theme of circles.

In the text, a young female caregiver encourages her small child to be patient about growing, and to be aware of all the strength and potential in beings that are still small.  Small things are nurtured and become what they are to be.  

Perfect for a bedtime story and to facilitate conversations of what your little one can be.

 Anything you didn’t like about it?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Parents of little ones, daycares looking for naptime reads, public libraries.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, daycares, preschools.

Where would you shelve it?  Picture 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:  Robin Shtulman, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA

Date of review:  13 May 2021

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