Gigantic teddy bears, tiny sparkling stars, tall and short towers of building blocks, children wearing funny clothes that don't fit them properly...all of these and more will help young readers to grasp the concepts of size. Youngsters will enjoy comparing the sizes of different objects and identifying opposites such as big and little, long and short, and wide and narrow. The straightforward text encourages reading skills and interactive questioning - can you find the smallest toy boat, are these shoes the right size, and can you name all the tiny objects that are grouped on the final page? This first words and picture book will delight and inform early learners, who will love looking at it, either with a grown-up or by themselves. Experts agree that preschool children respond more immediately to photographs than to illustrations. Compiled with the advice of educational specialists, this fun padded boardbook combines lively, simple text with bright, bold action images showing a child's-eye view of the world. The pictures are carefully arranged into visual and subject groups, beginning with comparisons of things that are small, big, bigger and biggest, and items that are the same size. Young readers can also compare kittens with long and short tails, thick and thin slices of bread, wide and narrow gaps for the kids in the photographs to squeeze through, and tall and short vases of pretty flowers. This will encourage children to make connections, and to notice how various things develop and work together. That's the long and short of it!