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Children's LiteratureThere are plenty of board books available that present the concept of size, and they do a better job than this one. Harold of Harold and the Purple Crayon fame is the draw here. Of all of the books featuring Harold, the concepts in this one may be the most difficult for kids to grasp. The pictures do not make the concepts as clear to the reader as they could be. The relationship of distance (far, farther and farthest) size (small, smaller and smallest) are reasonably apparent, but the examples for wide and high are not quite so evident. The concluding pages follow the normal end of Harold's adventures; he heads on home under a crescent moon and goes to bed. In this spread "Lilac is sleepy, but Harold is sleepier. / Zxxxx . . . No, Harold is the sleepiest!" does not really do the trick. 2005, HarperCollins, Ages 2 to 4.