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The Whole Wide World and Me (Hardcover)
A bold, joyful picture book for the very young shows that the natural world is full of wonders — and each of us is a small part of that.
Like a flower in a field . . .
Like a cloud in the sky . . .
So am I.
Just as a pebble is part of a mountain, just as a wave is part of the sea, so, too, is every one of us part of something bigger. With bright collage illustrations and a simple, lyrical text, acclaimed author-illustrator Toni Yuly invites readers to celebrate our relationship to the natural world.
About the Author
Toni Yuly is the creator of the picture books Thank You, Bees; The Jelly Bean Tree; Cat Nap; Night Owl; and Early Bird. After many years as a librarian, she now dedicates herself to designing, painting, and writing all day. She lives in Bremerton, Washington.
Eye-catching, perspective-shifting illustrations pair beautifully with simple text to embrace a child's world...Bold colors frame but do not overtake the gentle story, and the composition of each spread deserves close attention—Yuly carefully balances white space and color and zooms out from macro focus to wide angle to demonstrate scale and perspective. A story that ends as it begins—colorful, peaceful, and just right for the very youngest naturalists.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)