The illustrations are superb and combine a number of techniques: blotted, dripped color; cut paper; pressed on prints; and other techniques. The colors are appropriate to the situations described and, altogether, make the book an eye-fest. The text does a little something for language arts as well as the concept of relative size, which is apparently the dual purpose of the book. Starting with ""How far is far,"" and proceeding to questions on ""deep"" and ""big"", a little boy asks people and animals for their definitions and comes up with answers that go from adult teasing to the practicalities of an ant who claims that ""up"" goes only ""As high as the tip-top leaf at the top of the tree"". The text occasionally subsides to a poetic vagueness, but the illustrations have power.