Friday, May 3, 2019

The Story of And: The Little Word That Changed the World by Sandy Eisenberg Sasson

My thoughts: The concept of this children's book is interesting. It takes a small word, "and," and gives it life. The word "and" is used as a conjunction to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences. It is also used to introduce additional comments or interjections.

So just how is the author and artist granting world changing status to "and"?

In an age of differences of opinions, differences of ideologies, differences of being the author uses the connection of "and" to aid in the identity of overcoming these differences. They begin to experience connectivity of sorts.

The art is modernistic in splashes of color and lots of geometric shapes. You know, squares are definitely different from circles or triangles.

I'm not sure I really see the connection with the beginning of the story where the little girl that loves to count and the evolvement of the storyline. But it somehow works.

This kind of bizarre tale begins with a circle that ends up connecting to a single line. Then AND comes along and joins (connects) the two, and on it goes. Lots of interference from AND, but lots of getting together, too.

A cute book. Kids can learn some about shapes. Learn to get along. Learn lots of things.

I received an uncorrected proof / advance copy from LibraryThing to facilitate a review of my personal opinions which are freely given.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...I think we'd enjoy giving this one a try! Thanks so much for sharing at Booknificent Thursday on!


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