SHORTLISTED - COVENTRY INSPIRATIONAL BOOK AWARD
NOMINATED - KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL
"Beautifully composed drawings with retro charm... Hopgood catches precisely the situations in which children know they’ve grown” KING KALLI MAGAZINE, GERMANY
“Beautifully portrayed...expressive, slightly offbeat illustrations...with a plethora of mathematical ideas and comparative language, this is a must for all early years” JILL BENNETT, RED READING HUB
Big is all about growing: growing up and growing things. It’s based on my childhood memories of how we know we’ve grown; like the first time you can see yourself in the bathroom mirror without having to stand on a stool. Or being able to reach the light-switch in your bedroom without standing on a pile of books. And how your pyjama trousers are now halfway up your legs, yet when they were new they used to trail along the floor. I remember wondering when I’d be big and yet compared with an ant even as a 4 year old I was already a giant!
If you’re thinking of buying this book as a present buy some sunflower seeds to go with it - kids love seeing things grow especially from a seed they’ve planted themselves.