The Little Things by Emma Dodd

The Little Things by Emma Dodd. Templar Books, 2021. 9781536220018

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3

Format:  Hardcover

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book?   This sweet book follows a little panda and a big panda as they share all the moments of their day.  From kisses in the morning, to words of encouragement, to playing and talking, the two pandas enjoy all the things that make time together so special.  The rhyming text flows well and the colorful digital illustrations are accented with gold foil on some pages.  A lovely story about counting one’s blessings each day.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Fans of Emma Dodd will welcome this new story of love shared between a caregiver and a child.  Pair it with Together by Charles Fuge and With All My Heart by Stephanie Stansbie.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  September 20, 2021 

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