Give Your Kid A Big (Or Small) Lesson In Perspective With A Seuss-Approved Book

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Your kid is the center of your world, which is fine around the house but maybe not so good in the actual world, where some perspective is occasionally necessary. How do you provide that perspective? Read them You Are (Not) Small.

The book teaches a lesson in perspective through a debate between 2 frumpy-looking bear-like critters. It begins with the larger critter pointing to the smaller one and saying, “You are small.”

“I am not small. You are big,” replies the small one.

From there, a few more ridiculous critters that sort of resemble actual critters come stomping in to settle the sneakily philosophical debate. By the time it’s all over, your kid will be entertained (because the critters are hilarious), and will have a better understanding of the relative nature of things.

You Are (Not) Small also holds the distinction of being this year’s Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner from the American Library Association. And as the old adage goes, if it’s good enough for Dr. Seuss, it’s good enough for your kid.

You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant ($10)
Ages: 2-6

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