Me Tall, You Small by Lilli L'Arronge
Me Tall, You Small is a series of playful vignettes in the daily life of a pair of weasels, parent and child. Whether they are having a bubble bath, kicking a soccer ball, or eating ice cream together, simple paired phrases showcase their loving—and amusingly realistic—relationship. After a fall: You boo-boo. Me bandage. At bedtime: Me tired. You wired.
Creative use of language with wordplay, onomatopoeia, and rhyme infuses this book with humor and surprise. Together with the text, expressive line-drawn artwork drives home the funny differences between life as a parent and a child. This silly, touching read-aloud will have both parties celebrating their role, whether tall or small.
This book is really sweet. It's a fun and funny representation of the parent/child relationship. Some things are straightforward: "Me Tall, You Small." (The narrator is the parent.) But others are more subtle. After the child pounces on the parent, "You Whoop, Me Droop."
Later in the book it gets more deep. The parent cares for the child's wounds and is physically in pain from seeing his child hurt. And of course as any parent/child book ends, this one does with expressions of love and belonging.
The illustrations of an adult and a child squirrel (or are they chipmunks?) are perfect for the text. They capture the emotions and feeling of the words so perfectly.
My Rating: 4 Stars