I probably have a few out of print titles, but I’m not sure which ones are. With the internet, it’s usually not too difficult to get second hand copies of titles, although rarer titles are sadly way out of the average person’s price range.
Twisting the theme again, I’ve chosen a picture book that I think should never be allowed out of print…
You Are (Not) Small: Anna Kang & Christopher Weyant (Hodder Children’s Books, 2014)
I’m not going to be able to express how wonderfully perfect this book is, but hopefully the fact I think it should never be out of print will give you some idea.
From the adorably cute (non gender specific) cover (who could fail not to be enticed by such a cute creature), to the title and copyright pages that pull you in; from the minimalistic illustrations focussing on the characters and their feelings, to the minimal text conveying all you need to know; You Are (Not) Small conveys the concept of relative sizes, and how we think about each other in an easy to understand and humorous way. More importantly, it gives a message that we’re not all that different after all.
Important messages aside, this is a lovely (albeit short) read that can be enjoyed over and over. The use of simple words and repetitive text would also make this an excellent book for a learner reader. From an equality viewpoint, no gender pronouns are used and there is diversity in the characters. You Are (Not) Small is a perfect package of a book, and we recommend it highly.
Disclosure: You Are (Not) Small received for review from Hodder Children’s Books.