Friday, October 16, 2015
Little Big (written and illustrated by Jonathan Bentley)
My thoughts: The charm of this book is its strikingly engaging illustrations that are cute, bright, ferocious, humorous, and which succinctly tell the story of being little and being big. As little brother typically trying to do and be just like big brother, he discovers he simply can't be and do both at the same time. Sometimes little is better than big.
I love the way his stuffed animals play an integral part in the story. The illustrations are super good with the stark colors standing boldly against the white backgrounds.
Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers which is a Christian publishing house, the book is not focused on any Christian belief or concept. It could have just as easily been published by any secular main-line publisher. While there is no moral taught in the story, the concept of accepting ourselves for what we are (in this case it is being little as oppose to big), is certainly well developed.
A book that Chat with Vera can heartily recommend. Buy it as a gift. Get it for your own young child. Look for it in the library.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Eerdmans Books to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.