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WHAT SIZE? by Debbie MacKinnon


by Debbie MacKinnon & illustrated by Anthea Sieveking

Pub Date: March 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-8037-1745-8
Publisher: Dial Books

MacKinnon and Sieveking have collaborated on a crisply designed look at comparisons (the companion titles are What's Inside?, What Color?, What Shape?, How Many?, and What Noise?). The content, aimed at toddlers, shows big and little, thick and thin, tall and small, etc., with an activity or playtime taking place on the lefthand pages. On the right, the paired words appear in a framed white box above comparisons so readers can guess, for example, which chair is the highest. Adults may think they've seen it all before, but Sieveking's engaging, multiracial cast of children absorbed in play is dressed in colors as bright and sparkling as a bowl of Jell-O, and the book goes down just as easily. (Picture book. 2-5)