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Little Mole poses the titular question and his papa suggests that he go find out. His friends answer his question in terms of their own worlds, gradually expanding the perspective from the little spider's answer, "My web is the world," to the great whale's reply, "I have swum in this ocean all my life, and I have never seen the end." Riding on the leviathan's back, Little Mole sees a great deal of the world and returns home to his own molehill, telling his papa that the world is "as big as you want it to be," as he snuggles down to sleep. The oversize pictures display large, bold animals, etc., in the style of Eric Carle or Leo Lionni, set against backgrounds of bright color and textured design. Although the story is slight, the book is handsomely produced and the large format makes it definitely a candidate for storytime.
—Judith ConstantinidesCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.