Beautiful, Dreamy, and Small
You may be familiar with Qin (pronounced chin) Leng’s illustrative prowess. She has illustrated a number of gorgeous books written by some pretty amazing authors, ahem, Dennis Lee. I Am Small, published by Kids Can Press is her incredibly beautiful authorial debut picture book about being small.
Drawing from her own personal experience with always being the shortest person growing up, Qin Leng shows us the world through Mimi’s eyes. Mimi is so small, she’s even shorter than the dog, she can’t see the desserts in Olivia’s bakery case, and she bounces all over the place on the school bus. However, being small does have some advantages, like practicing for her Olympic debut in synchronized swimming in the bathtub, being the best at hide and seek, and fitting between mom and dad in bed. One day Mimi comes home to a surprise, now there is someone else who is smaller than her.
I Am Small is so beautiful! The illustrations are dreamy and whimsical and so full of detail. Even the size of the book is small, perfect for little hands. Pull this book off the shelf, snuggle up, and read. It is a lovely, cozy book that will spark curiosity and discovery in your little reader. If you have any small one’s in your life, I Am Small is the perfect book for them. Also, a great book to give a big brother or sister who was once small and finds themselves suddenly very big.