3rd March '17
All of the Emma Dodd books we've read together have been an exploration of the love between a parent and child. "Me" has to be our favourite though - looks at the world from the perspective of a tiny baby penguin - the other penguins are big and fast, the mountains are steep, and the cold ocean water deep..... quite a frightening place to be so small...... but as long as he's with his parent he knows he's safe and ok, because although the baby is small, he understands that he is the biggest thing in his parent's world.
The illustrations are fun and quite clean in style... with added interest from the use of metallic highlights which are very eye-catching whatever the age of the child and work *particularly* well in "Me" because the silvery mirror effect is so suggestive of the icy world in which the penguins live. We'd not read this for a while, but its a nice one to revisit with our 3.75yr old as she begins to read / sound out words as its a nice simple text, lots of repetition, not too much on every page, with limited clues about the content from the picture.