A pretty, but ultimately pretty inconsequential poetry picture book, with one verse that might work as a lullaby, and definitely as a way of honouring Mother Nature (or whatever female deity you deem appropriate). The visuals are from – it would appear – paper crafting, with a kind of plasticky pastel palette, that certainly adds distinction to the pages. But I didn't find anything to prove this was a must-buy, however rarely such purchase would bring any regret.
The World Small by Kelly Anne Manuel is like a cozy bedtime chat with Mother Nature. This book, which started as a poem, keeps things sweet and simple. It's got this chill vibe that invites kids to see how cool nature is. The illustrations are lovely, too—they're like a mini-adventure from a map to the stars, making sure kids get that the world's a big place but doesn't have to feel too big or scary. It's the kind of book that says, "Hey, we're all sharing this planet," without making it a lecture. Bottom line: it's a neat little read for kiddos to nod off to, feeling all snug and part of something bigger.
The narration of "The World Small” to an audiobook is skillfully done, with the narrator's voice adding an emotional depth that enhances the storytelling. The audiobook offers a unique and creative way of storytelling in this time and age. Kelly’s work is a testament to the power of storytelling, reminding us that there is magic in the small moments if we take the time to truly see and hear them. Listening to it is like being a child again.
Very cute and sweet for a board book type for preschoolers. Very basic art work.
While I think its cute, I wouldn't want to pay money for just this because it is so short, just a few lines of poetry.
The World Small is an enchanting children's poetry book that takes young readers on a delightful journey through the world of imagination. From the very first page, it's evident that this book is a labor of love, skillfully crafted to ignite the creative spark in young minds.
Listening to the audio excerpt, this book truly has the ability to inspire young minds. The themes of imagination, curiosity, and the joy of discovery are woven throughout the book. As children read these poem, they'll be encouraged to explore their own creativity and develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty of language and storytelling.
A favorite for my 3 and 5 year old. Kelly Anne Manuel's books read like poems and are fun to read for adults, and enjoyable for kids. the illustrations align with the book, and keep my kids entertained. I like to point my finger to each word to help the kids start learning words.
A delightful and beautifully illustrated children's book about the diversity of our world and yet how similar its people are. A calming way to end the day!
My thanks to Black Chateau for allowing me to read a DRC of the book through NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are freely given. Book was publised 7/28/23.
So, I just finished listening to "The World Small" audiobook by Kelly Anne Manuel and let me tell you, it was like taking a cozy trip to a magical forest! The way the narrator brought the story to life was just amazing. I felt like I was right there with the characters, exploring the wonders of nature. The gentle narration and soothing background sounds made it the perfect bedtime companion. And the message about finding beauty in the small things around us? Well, that's something we all need to hear. I'm definitely going to play this for my little cousin, and maybe even sneak in a listen myself on those stressful days. If you're looking for a heartwarming and inspiring listen, "The World Small" is totally worth it.
The poetry in this book is set for a bedtime story. It is calm and relaxing and could easily be integrated into a bedtime ritual! I enjoy the idea that no matter the geographic location of the child they are all able to enjoy things such as the stars, clouds, rainbows, mountains, streams etc. I could also see using this as a conversation starter with a younger child about how someone in his/her town can see the same star that can be seen thousands of miles away.