Feeling grumpy, Small, a little fox, has a tantrum that turns the living room topsy-turvy, after which he questions Large about the resiliency and endurance of his parental love-"If I were a grumpy grizzly bear,/would you still love me?/Would you still care?" or "...if I turned into a squishy bug,/would you still love me and give me a hug?" Ever patient, Large reassures him that "I'd always love you,/no matter what...we may be close, we may be far,/but our love still surrounds us.../wherever we are." The charming watercolor illustrations show warm golds and browns with candlelight and fireside indoors and the cold, blue-and-gray night outside. The rhyming text and large, often double-page spreads make this book useful for story programs. There are many recognizable similarities in Small's world and that of a young child's-dinner in a high chair, bath time, bedtime stories, and favorite toys.
# Hardcover: 32 pages
# Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1st U.S. ed edition (September 20, 1999)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0152020616
# ISBN-13: 978-0152020613
# Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Book is otherwise like-new.