Great big things

by Hoefler, Kate,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E HOE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E HOE
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK HOEFLER
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK HOEFLER
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Hoefler
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PIC Hoefler
 
 
Summary
Chronicling the quiet heroism of one small mouse on an arduous journey to bring another mouse the smallest of gifts, Great Big Things serves as a reminder that it's not our size but what we're doing in this world that makes us small or big: it's what makes a teeny mouse as big as a mountain, what makes his gesture after a long journey as big and as consequential as the moon.



Following her debut, Real Cowboys, Kate Hoefler's poetic story of perseverance and friendship is brought to life by Noah Klocek's breathtaking expansive landscapes that celebrate the natural beauty of the world and the bonds that connect us all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A mouse is a small thing. Compared to something like a whale or a mountain, a mouse could be considered insignificant. The mouse in this book, however, is undaunted and carries a single crumb through great big things, such as canyons, deserts, forests, and the ocean and ice, wind, and storms. Snippets of a map are interspersed with the large-scale graphite and digital-media illustrations to demonstrate that the mouse is traveling to a specific location. Shifting visual perspectives show the mouse as diminutive in the grand settings or move to extreme close-ups to make the mouse look huge. The journey ends with the mouse finding another mouse, and dismissing the difficult circumstances as small things the central theme is made clear: It's a great big thing to love someone. Children may need guidance to see the book as an allegory, and literal-minded readers may wonder that there were no crumbs available closer to the second mouse. The message about devotion and perseverance, however, is a great big thing and will provide an effective basis for further discussion.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Size -- Juvenile fiction.
Mice -- Fiction.
Size -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston ; New York :2017
Contributors Klocek, Noah, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780544774773
0544774779
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