This Small Blue Dot – A Sister’s Welcome to The World

I am so excited to share This Small Blue Dot By Zeno Sworder with you all today!

Zeno Sworder was inspired to write This Small Blue Dot when his daughter struggled to find picture books with characters who looked like her.

This heartfelt picture book is all about a little girl welcoming a new sibling to the world. Our narrator shares everything she’s learned so far, from the billions of stars and planets, to her thoughts on broccoli.

Though it’s told from a child’s perspective, This Small Blue Dot effortlessly handles so much knowledge and wisdom! There are life lessons included that even some adults may need a reminder of, such as mindfulness and the importance of caring for our planet. From silly dances to dark days, this book truly captures the human experience.

The illustrations in This Small Blue Dot are unlike any I’ve seen before. I loved the contrasting combination of pencil and crayon, and the crayons immediately brought me back to memories of my own childhood.

This Small Blue Dot officially releases next week (January 12, 2021), but you can preorder it today wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: These are affiliate links. These links allow me to receive a small commission with no additional cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and continue bringing you content.)

To see more of Zeno Sworder’s work, be sure to visit his website,

I would also like to Thames and Hudson for generously providing me with a review copy of This Small Blue Dot in exchange for an honest review.

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