This Small Blue Dot Books W.W. Norton
This Small Blue Dot Books W.W. Norton

W.W. Norton

This Small Blue Dot

A little girl explores all of the funny, strange, and wonderful things that make living on Earth so special in this beautifully illustrated children’s story. With a strong message of hope, interconnectedness, and empowerment, This Small Blue Dot features a little girl explaining the world to her baby sister. She hits on small wonders, big lessons, and everything in between, from sharing the joy of silly dances to contemplating the nature of this “small blue dot” we all live on.

Author and illustrator Zeno Sworder, who hails from a multicultural background, wrote this story when his daughter was unable to find picture books with characters who looked like her. His precocious young narrator has opinions on plenty of things: nature and the environment, embracing difference, the power of imagination—and the trouble with broccoli.

Rich pencil and crayon illustrations conjure up memories of childhood in this celebration of who we are, where we come from, and where our dreams may take us. In This Small Blue Dot, Sworder captures not only life lessons but also the fun, often strange experience of being a member of the human family on planet Earth.

32 pages
Illustrated in color throughout
Hardcover

Size Guide
  • Shoes
  • Baby
  • Toddler
  • Youth

Baby Shoes
Age
US Size
EUR Size
0 - 3m
1
17
3 - 6m
2
18
6 - 9m
3
19
12m
4
20
12 - 18m
5
21
18 - 24m
6
22

Toddler Shoes
Age
US Size
EUR Size
2-2.5 years
7
23
2.5-3 years
8
24
3.5-4 years
8.5
25
4 years
9
26
4.5 years
10
27
5 years
11
28

Youth Shoes
Age
US Size
EUR Size
5.5 years
12
29
6 years
12.5
30
6.5 years
13
31
7 years
1
32
7.5 years
2
33
8 years
3
34
Baby Apparel
Size
Height
Weight
NB
Up to 20.5"
up to 7 lbs
0-3m
20.5 - 24"
7 - 14 lbs
3-6m
24 - 27"
14 - 18 lbs
6-9m
27 - 29"
18 - 22 lbs
9-12m
29 - 30.5"
22 - 26 lbs
12-18m
30.5 - 32"
26 - 28 lbs
18-24m
32 - 34"
28 - 30 lbs
Toddler Top Apparel
Size
Age
Height
Weight
Chest
Waist
2T
2 years
33.5 - 35"
30 - 32 lbs
20 - 20.5"
20.5 - 21"
3T
3 years
35 - 38"
32 - 35 lbs
20.5 - 21"
21 - 21.5"
4T
4 years
38 - 41"
35 - 39 lbs
21 - 22"
21.5 - 22"
5T
5 years
41 - 44"
39 - 45 lbs
22 - 23"
22 - 22.5"
Size Equivalent
Size
Age
Height
Weight
Chest
Waist
xs
2/3y
38 - 41"
35 - 39 lbs
21 - 22"
21.5 - 22"
s
4/5y
41 - 44"
39 - 45 lbs
22 - 23"
22 - 22.5"
m
5/6y
44 - 46.5"
45 - 50 lbs
23 - 24"
22.5 - 23"
l
7/8y
50.5 - 52.5"
57 - 65 lbs
26 - 27"
23.5 - 24.25"
Size
+

A little girl explores all of the funny, strange, and wonderful things that make living on Earth so special in this beautifully illustrated children’s story. With a strong message of hope, interconnectedness, and empowerment, This Small Blue Dot features a little girl explaining the world to her baby sister. She hits on small wonders, big lessons, and everything in between, from sharing the joy of silly dances to contemplating the nature of this “small blue dot” we all live on.

Author and illustrator Zeno Sworder, who hails from a multicultural background, wrote this story when his daughter was unable to find picture books with characters who looked like her. His precocious young narrator has opinions on plenty of things: nature and the environment, embracing difference, the power of imagination—and the trouble with broccoli.

Rich pencil and crayon illustrations conjure up memories of childhood in this celebration of who we are, where we come from, and where our dreams may take us. In This Small Blue Dot, Sworder captures not only life lessons but also the fun, often strange experience of being a member of the human family on planet Earth.

32 pages
Illustrated in color throughout
Hardcover