By Jessica Meserve
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618776580, 32pp.)
Publication Date: May 2007
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Small and Big are sisters. But Big can jump higher and run faster. Small is always stuck in Big’s shadow. So one day Small gets mad and does something very mean. Now she’s out of Big’s shadow, but she feels smaller than ever. Until Small discovers there are some things she can do that Big can’t. And that helping someone elseespecially an older sistercan make even the smallest person feel very big. Brilliant illustrations with inventive perspectives and use of shadows mark this delightful marriage of text and art.
Jessica Meserve was born in New Hampshire, spent much of her childhood in England, and now lives in Canada. She studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and worked in publishing as a children's book designer before going freelance to pursue a career as an illustrator. This is the first book she has both written and illustrated.
"[A] poignant tale of finding one's strengths and establishing relationships based on empathy and understanding." Kirkus Reviews