You Are (Not) Small
by Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Two Lions, 2014
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner
It’s a concept book, a bully book, and a laugh-out-loud funny book all rolled into one. It’s a book for every toddler’s library.
A big bear tells a small bear that he is small, insinuating that being small is a bad thing. But the small bear tells the big bear, “I am not small. You are big!” The two argue to the extreme about who is what until a huge foot stomps between them and a tiny bear floats down. They learn another is smaller and another is bigger and decide it really doesn’t matter and walk away. Until the tiny bear makes an observation about the huge one.
It’s easy to see why this book won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!