Yuly, Toni. Whole Wide World and Me, The. Toni Yuly, Illus. Picture Book. Candlewick, 2019. pp. $15.99. 978 -0-7636-9263-6. HIGH ADDITIONAL. GRADES PRE-1.
A young light-skinned girl with straight black hair reflects on her place in the natural world. She has the sense of feeling both big and small at the same time, connected and as one with nature. Lovely, bold, primary-color illustrations utilize digital collage to create playful images that reflect the poetic similes of the text, such as, “Like a flower in a field…so am I.” A quiet and thoughtful story.
Emily Phillips, Oakland Public Library