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The big one and the little one go for a
walk along the beach, and there something
both surprising and big occurs.
A gentle, lyrical story in which author
Sylvie Neeman beautifully grasps the
tension between a child’s small size and
his ability to dream big dreams.
STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly
"Neeman and Godon elevate an intimate, everyday moment into something significant."
“There’s an honest intimacy to the conversations between the small one and the big one that ring true; reading them, one realizes how rare they are in the realm of picture books, which so often seek to comfort or simply amuse. [...] Accomplishing these ends with very little exposition makes “Something Big” quite unusual, and like its illustrations, very artful indeed.” - The New York Times Book Review
“Godon’s art—which, as you can see in the art featured here today, is a cousin in style to the illustrations of Chris Raschka—is as emotionally resonant as the text. In one striking spread, we see the boy seated in frustration, and there are nearly scribbled lines trying to enclose him. The text reads: “The big one suddenly wants to hold the little one in his arms, but he doesn’t dare because he feels that the little one doesn’t really want a hug at the moment. First they have to resolve the problem of big things.”” - 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast