From the immensity of the cosmos to the miraculous world of things too small to see, this stunning board book is a celebration of how we are all connected to the universe and to each other.
JO ELLEN BOGART is the author of many books for children,
including The White Cat and the Monk, which has been
short-listed for the 2016 Governor General's Award and was
illustrated by Governor General Award-winner Sydney Smith;
Jeremiah Learns to Read; Daniel's Dog and
Gifts. She has degrees in elementary education and
psychology from the University of Texas, and she now writes full
time. Jo Ellen has won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book
Award and has been shortlisted for the Mr. Christie's Book Award.
Born in Houston, Texas, she now lives in a pet-filled home in
Guelph, Ontario. The author lives in Guelph, Ontario.
GILLIAN NEWLAND earned a diploma in illustration from Sheridan College. She works mostly in watercolor, ink and pencils, and her art has a timeless resonance and depth of emotion. Her previous picture books includeA Boy Asked the Wind, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award and was a 2017 Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee;The Magician of Auschwitzand AChanukah Noel- A True Story. Gillian lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.Gillian Newland lives in Toronto, Ontario.
"Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the
concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address ....
Both text and illustrations have a modest sense of the sublime in
their subject, one that comes across clearly. A necessary purchase
that surpasses the ordinary fare." - Starred Review, Kirkus
Reviews "Youngsters will delight in the awe-inspiring illustrations
of the universe .... Word choice is highly suitable for the
earliest independent readers. This book will serve as a springboard
for discussing the way children perceive size in the natural
world." - School Library Journal
"Big and Small, Room for All is the first children's book Toronto's Gillian Newland has illustrated. Let's all hope she decides to stick around .... Jo Ellen Bogart['s] simple rhymes take the reader on a journey from the deep expanse of the universe to the tiny organisms revealed under a microscope .... Stunning." - Starred Review, Quill & Quire "Gillian Newland's rich watercolour illustrations are the star of this concept book .... Bogart has decided on an interesting structure, mentioning comparisons of scale in diminishing order. Thus we begin with the vastness of the universe and end with 'a world of things too small to see." - CM Magazine From the Hardcover edition.