By Author / Illustrator
Oxford University Press
Paperback / softback
After watching his big brother having all the fun, a young boy wishes that he was BIG, too. When his wish comes true, he goes on a joyful adventure with the city as his playground. But as he keeps gets bigger and bigger, he soon outgrows his teddy, his home, and even Earth - until he reaches for the comforting arms of his parent, and realises that sometimes it's good to be small.A beautifully-illustrated, mostly wordless story to inspire visual literacy. A celebration of growing up to inspire children to wonder: what would I do if I was BIG?
BIG is an almost wordless picture book about a small boy with big dreams. After watching his brother having all the fun, a young boy wishes he was BIG. When his dream comes true, but he keeps getting BIGGER and BIGGER, he realises that sometimes it's good to be small. The image-lead nature of this book makes it great for children to start a conversation about their own wishes and dreams, interpreting the story in their own way. The perspective in the illustrations is really intriguing and makes this book a fun and immersive experience, ideal for sharing with young readers who are just beginning to discover books.
Picture book / Reviewed by Emma O'Donovan
Suggested Reading Age 3+