Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

So Light, So Heavy

So Light, So Heavy

Susanne Strasser
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Charlesbridge, 2018   ISBN: 978-1580898492

Elephant wants to play on the teeter-totter. He steps on one side of the playground toy and nothing happens. The teeter won’t totter because Elephant is just too heavy.

Penguin hops on the other side of the teeter-totter, but penguin is too small and light to make the teeter-totter move when Elephant is on it. Monkey, Ostrich, Crocodile, Giraffe and Hippo join Penguin, and finally the teeter-totter teeters, but it “won’t tip” because all the animals weigh as much as Elephant does. Now what are they going to do?

Children are going to be delighted when they see how this story evolves. With a surprising and perfect ending, this tale is sure to bring smiles to little faces.