The product of a combined mid-life crisis, James Tan and his wife decided to mark their 40th birthdays by quitting their jobs and traveling around the world for six months. They bought one-way tickets and began their travels in Asia before continuing on to Europe, only planning two countries ahead at any given time. A professional artist, James packed his bags full of sketchbooks to document their trip through candid, on-the-spot sketches of people and places. Illustrated in a direct, gestural style and complemented by the subtle use of watercolors, the scenes are largely captioned and present a charming portrait of their incredible voyage.
(A story for fearful children) One day Teenie Weenie finds himself in a scrumbly screechy place. It is full of noises and crashes and things that swoop and scratch. The worse it gets, the smaller Teenie Weenie feels. After a while, he feels so small that the tiniest insect tries to eat him up. Teenie Weenie feels terrified and desperately alone. But after a while along strolls a Wip-Wop bird who invites Teenie Weenie to come and have a chocolate muffin in his tree house. With the Wip Wop bird and his friend Hoggie, Teenie Weenie learns for the first time in his life all about the power of TOGETHER. He comes to know how very different things look when it's an US not just a ME. And so after that, whenever Teenie Weenie finds himself struggling alone with something too difficult or too frightening, he goes off and finds some TOGETHER.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
Next to a speck of sand, you're huge. But gaze up into the night sky with its millions of stars, and suddenly you're tiny. So which is true? Are you big or little? Author John Coy captures the whimsical poetry of a child's perspective as he looks at everything gigantic and minuscule in the universe to arrive at a surprising conclusion: kids are both big and little--just the right size to be exactly who they're meant to be.