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Children's LiteratureThe telescope of perspective is focused on a young boy's relationship with his adored (and adoring) grandpa. When revisiting childhood haunts, one is often surprised by how "small" things seem in comparison with one's memory. In this gentle, lovingly illustrated look at all of the things that seem to be so big to the boy, we also see the comparison of various parts of both of these endearing characters. As the boy notes the large size of his grandfather's head, nose, mouth, etc.; the illustrator gives us visual depictions of just how large his nose is: "… he says that he can smell the moon." The image is of grandpa with his nose hooked over the edge of the moon while he looks at a lunar vehicle and some little green creatures. For the mouth image we see Grandpa's smiling face as he presses his cheek close to his grandson's happy little cheek, also creased with a broad smile. Some of the images are extremely imaginative: "Looking into Grandpa's mouth is like looking into a dark cave full of pirate treasure." All those dental fillings are reflected in a picture of a treasure chest overflowing with silver and gold (as well as a pirate's hat and skull!). Grandpa's snores from a hammock are oh, so loud…but Grandpa cannot hear them—even if he has large ears! Concluding with a great big heart, which the little boy listens to with a stethoscope, we are told that the big heart is "what he loves me with." The last page tells us of his love for his "great big grandpa." The spare text provides just enough information to spark some interesting discussions. Teachers will love the body imagery and children will enjoy thinking about how their size relates to others as well as the world around them.(FYI: In humans, the nose and ears continue to grow after adulthood has been reached—the other facial features remain the same size.) 2006, Laura Geringer Book/HarperCollins, and Ages 3 to 8.