Monday, January 7, 2019
The Whole Wide World and Me
The Whole Wide World and Me is a gentle exploration of a young child's growing awareness of their place in the world. Full page illustrations are a combination of pencil, ink, tissue, cut paper and digital collage. The layering of papers and textures provided beautiful depth on the page.
I loved the sparse text. Just a few words to lead children on their own discovery of the wondrous world around them. The innocence and wonder of a child is captured on each page. the lulling repetition of the story is a great way to capture and hold the attention of the youngest audience.
I think the book would also serve as a great model for an older child to try their hand at their own creations using tissue and cut papers--maybe even creating their own books with narration dictated to a parent.
The illustrations are vivid, bright and calming. And the simple story can be memorized so that a child could remember and even retell themselves the story.
This is a wonderful book to read to a child. A wonderful bridge between board books and the introduction to picture books. Grab a copy of this book and discover the wonder and beauty of childhood with your favorite young person!
Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of The Whole Wide World and Me from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.