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Kids Fiction 1143
Reissue of Big and Little
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Formerly titled Big and Little , this 1987 book by Ruth Krauss has been reissued as And I Love You . The gentle book compares the love between a parent and child with the vistas they explore through the sharing of stories. Big forests love little trees and big fields love little flowers. In the same way, the mama cat in the story loves her kitten.

The book is deceptively simple and takes more than one pass through the text to fully grasp the nature of the book and appreciate its simplicity. Subtle rhythms also characterize the book. However, young children may not grasp the comparisons presented in the book and older children may find it too juvenile. Although not a childhood staple, the book is still meaningful and could be a suitable bedtime tale.

Steven Kellogg re-imagines this story with expressive watercolors in his signature style.
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