Monday, April 20, 2015
Big Bug by Henry Cole
This simple book about scale starts off with a close-up of a ladybug. But as the pictures zoom out, that "big bug" isn't so large when compared to the leaf its on, the dog looking at it, or the sky overhead.
In fewer than fifty words, Cole's quaint picture book teaches about perspective and size-comparisons. With Cole's detailed illustrations, readers see life from the viewpoint of a ladybug, dog, cow, and bird. But the story is well contained because its centered around the farm where these creatures reside. A fun resource for teachers, librarians, and parents to show the different levels of life surrounding young readers.