With a little one on the way in April, I was excited to read Littles and How They Grow. My whole perspective on children’s literature has changed now that I have started to build my little one’s library.
Written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by AG Ford, Littles and How They Grow (June 2017, Doubleday Books for Young Readers) is about the progression little humans make from tiny infants to school-aged kids.
I don’t know that this book breaks any boundaries or presents a perspective that has not been heard before, but sometimes it’s just nice to have a really cute book. And that’s what Littles is. A really cute book.
It’s rhyming pages will make reading it aloud to infants and toddlers fun, and the illustrations are equally as enjoyable. The lines are energetic and humorous! Whereas the book’s concept is not too original, the illustrations – in their presentation of diverse littles and biracial families – do set the book apart from some children’s books which present one racial or ethnic group. I really do look forward to sharing this book with my little one!
“There’s plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles.”—Kirkus
Let me know what you think of Littles and How They Grow in the comments below!