The Big Book of Belonging

Thames & Hudson. (Big Book). Nov. 2021. 64p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9780500652640.
K-Gr 2–This oversize book celebrates all the ways that people belong. Readers will learn about the importance of connection—to the environment, other humans, and animals. Topics covered include teamwork, water cycles, seasons, and even poop. The book wraps up with a call to give nature a helping hand. The watercolorlike illustrations feature an inclusive group of children, diverse cast of animals, and the different types of flora and fauna on the planet. Front matter includes a table of contents and a short introduction. Back matter features a glossary and an index, as well as the answers to a seek-and-find activity in which children are encouraged to locate 15 instances of a hidden footprint .
VERDICT Recommended for libraries looking to beef up their natural world sections or where Zommer’s other “Big Book” series are popular.

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