|World so wide|
Author: McGhee, Alison
A celebration of a child's wonder-filled first experiences.
Booklist (+) (11/01/19)
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Booklist - 11/01/2019 *Starred Review* Bright and cheerful digital illustrations feature a mother, father, and their newborn baby boy. “Somewhere in the world / the world so far / the world so wide / someone is the / youngest person alive” begins the charming observance of what a newborn first sees, hears, smells, and touches. The baby’s adoring parents, a fair-skinned, fair-haired father and a tan-skinned, brown-haired mother make sure the baby’s first experiences are pleasant, memorable, and replete with love. The lyrical text is beautifully paced and filled with gentle rhymes, devotion, and the celebration of life. Richly colored, free-flowing, and engaging pictures show the new parents exposing their child to simple experiences that will enrich his life: viewing a sunrise, listening to birdsong, smelling flowers, and feeling “the arms of someone warm.” The parents express the hope that someday their child will experience the same adoration for a small, sweet someone and will continue sharing the legacy of love. This is a sensory experience in the tradition of Robert Munsch's Love You Forever (1986). While it will certainly touch new parents, Pulitzer honoree McGhee’s text and Alizadeh’s tender pictures will delight readers of all ages. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.