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Little You

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Flett, Julie
By (author): Van Camp, Richard
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nursery Rhymes
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
Awards: CCBC Choices selection (2014) Commended
Reading Lights selection (2015) Commended
Resource Links "The Year's Best" (2013) Commended
BC Books for Babies winner (2013) Winner
Alcuin Design Award honourable mention (2014) Short-listed
R. Ross Annett Award winner (2015) Winner
CCBC Best Books (2013) Commended
Today's Parent's Best Canadian Kids Books list selection (2015) Commended
OLA Best Bets (2013) Commended
Read to Me!'s 50 Best Books for Babies list (2013) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: April 2013
Format: Book-flexboard
Pages: 24
Size: 7.00in x 7.00in x 0.50in
Our Price:
$ 10.95
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with talented illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that honors the child in everyone. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, read or sung to all the little people in your life-and the new little ones on the way!
From The Publisher*A poetic board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates every child and the joy babies bring into the world.
From The Publisher*Perfect for all the little ones and newborns in your life!
From The Publisher*Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates the potential of every child. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, read or sung to all the little people in your life-and the new little ones on the way!
Review Quote*"The brief poetic text speaks to the delight that a child has brought into its parents' lives...Flett's illustrations of a Metis or First Nations family, consisting of mother, father and child, capture their close physical and emotional bonds. Little You is an excellent purchase for public libraries as well as being a good gift for new parents! Highly Recommended."
Review Quote*[Starred review]"Van Camp composes a lyrical ode to a newborn child, which is matched in its loveliness by Flett's exquisite, collage-like images of a young one with his or her parents. Both collaborators are of aboriginal Canadian descent, and the book will have particular appeal for families looking for nonwhite representations of tender family moments. But families of every size, shape, and background can appreciate sentiments like, 'You are life and breath adored/ You are us and so much more/ Little ember with growing light/ Feel our love as we hold you tight.'"
Review Quote*"[Has] a quiet lyricism and poetic flair...Thunder, star, breath and ember provide images for the parents' love of this small baby-small in body but great in wonder. The clean lines and subtle colour contrasts in Flett's illustrations are an apt complement to Van Camp's evocation of love, festivity and natural wonder."
Review Quote*"A sweet little board book...Richard Van Camp has written a beautiful poem that describes the feelings of parenthood...The illustrations, done by Julie Flett, are both simple, and bold at the same time...and helped bring such beautiful words to life. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys curling up with their little one with a good book. It's a nice quick little read, that captured my little one's attention right away. It's got a great message that I hope she'll remember for the rest of her life."
Review Quote*"This board book is meant for the very youngest "listeners" as well as a good gift idea for new parents or soon-to-be parents. The quiet verses are warm, cozy and heartfelt. The illustrations show a family of people with darker skin (the author and illustrator are Canadian aboriginals) which would make this book appealing to people who are non-Caucasian, thus widening its appeal. A wonderful addition for public libraries."
Review Quote*"Charming and fluid, Richard Van Camp has unlocked the keys to the heart, beautifully expressing how parents feel about their own baby...This touching and joyful tale Little You takes us on a heartfelt and peaceful journey of raising baby...Encapsulating the serenity and enchantment of Van Camp's words, Julie Flett illustrates...in an elegant monochromatic autumnal palette...Simple clean lines, geometric shapes and the beautiful use of negative space are a delight at each turn of the page. Taking us on a journey of the pure love from season to season, daytime and evening, indoors and outdoors...A little book with a bigger heart, much, much bigger than little!"