Ann and Paul Rand’s picture book, I know a lot of things, captures a young child’s exuberance about the things he or she knows – such as “when I look in a mirror what I see is me.” Graphic designer Paul Rand’s illustrations enhance the inquisitive feel – looking at us from the mirror, for example, are simply two eyes starting out from an otherwise blank pink circle.
The book ends with: “as I grow I know I’ll know much more.”
Do we know more as we grow? What does it mean to know something? How do we know what we know? Do we know that when we look in a mirror, what we see is ourselves?
You can ask children, “Do you think you know more every day? Are there things you once knew that you don’t know anymore? Can you know something once and then not know it?”