Size Doesn't Matter: OhSoTiny Bunny by David Kirk
OHSOTINY BUNNY IS A VERY SMALL BUNNY.
WITH VERY BIG DREAMS.
While in his daytime world he is the smallest one, in his nighttime dreams OhSo can be as big as he wants to be--as big as a tree, as big as a dragon, as big as a mountain. In his dreams he is the biggest thing in a world of huge carrots and fields of enormous clovers. He gets hugely hungry and eagerly munches on endless fields of giant lettuces.
OhSo is happy in his fantasy world . . . except that since he is so big, he is also very lonely. There is no one his size to play with there..
Perhaps he is going to have to wake up and go outside into his own backyard to find a friend, a beautiful bunny just his size. Sometimes, it is better to be just the right size, even if for now, it's a small size.
David Kirk shares the dreams of preschoolers who long to be big--really big--in his Oh So Tiny Bunny (Feiwel & Friends, 2013). His illustrative style is fantastical but appealing, with surreal detail and shifting perspectives which make each page a new panorama. OhSo is a different bunny marching to a different drummer, but one with which kids will instinctively feel comfortable. As Kirkus Reviews says, "it's the emotional flow of the text and the wildly exuberant ego exploration that make this fanciful story memorable. Keep dreaming, little Oh So."
Labels: Rabbit Stories (Ages 2-5)