The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voiceby Kristen Balouch
In this vibrantly illustrated picture book, one loud little girl is on the hunt for a friend. She searches the jungle high and low, but her BIG voice scares all the animals away! One by one, an elephant, a snake, and a croc quickly retreat from the girl’s booming vocals, until at last she finds the perfect playmate—whose “roar” is even louder than her own!
Exuberant, stylized illustrations in bright pink, peach, coral, lime, orange and lemon effectively portray this girl and her energy. Bands of color radiate outward from her relatively small image, visually expressing her spirit (and "big, big voice"). The brief, simple text begins as if it were a folktale—"There was a little, little girl"—and proceeds deliberately, almost at a stately pace: She visits animal after animal, scaring off each one in turn. It isn't until a lion roars back at her that she realizes she has met her match. Other kids might cry or be afraid, but she just laughs, overjoyed. Folkloric elements in the art complement the text; patterns repeat in the girl's hair, on the animals' hides and in the backgrounds. However, the overall look is modern, with bold use of color and shape making the images pop. While ethnicity isn't directly addressed here, this little girl's brown face and glossy black hair make her an accessible everygirl for a contemporary, diverse population.
Young readers can practically hear this little, little girl's big, big voice from where they're sitting, and most preschoolers will know exactly how she feels. (Picture book. 3-6)
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- SIMON & SCHUSTER
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- 4 MB
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Kristen Balouch lives in a quiet little house on a quiet little street in not-so-quiet Brooklyn, New York. She lives there with her quiet little son and little, little daughter who has a big, big voice. They are mostly happy.
You might see Kristen at a cafe or on the subway or riding her bike around New York. She might be sketching or daydreaming or writing something down. If you happen to see her...be very quiet ot you might frighten her away...shhh...
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