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Love Comes In All Sizes

Me Tall, You Small by Lilli L'Arronge

A whimsical banter between a parent and a child is represented by a pair of weasels, and delightfully captured in a series of vignettes. 

Me Tall, You Small by Lilli L'Arronge celebrates the difference between parents and kids, while highlighting their common love for each other. 

Let's face it, parents and children are different. They think differently. They look at the world from different perspectives. They disagree on almost everything. Even cookies? Yes, even cookies. But at the end of the day, they admire and love each other, and are able to find a commonality. 



There is a silliness to the word play. The book has a nice balance of banter, partly filled with nonsensical words like "whoop" "bop" and "bip", while also sprinkled with real words, that represent the moment. 

The real strength of Me Tall, You Small rests in its simplicity. Lilli L'Arronge takes the phrase, "Choose Your Words Wisely" to heart, and displays a masterful precision of deciding on the most impactful word, that will evoke a powerful emotion. 

Each interaction has a "Me" and "You", and is accompanied by another word. 

Me tired 
You wired 

Me pause
You pounce

Me Tall, You Small is a touching snapshot of the relationship between a caregiver and a child. It hints at a child's curiosity, and shows the delicate beautiful friendship that ensues. The happiness of teaching a child and learning from the experience. It's a give and take relationship, one that's grounded on common love and adoration.