Big! by Tim Hopgood


Big! by Tim Hopgood

This is a refreshingly simple book that celebrates growing up Up UP! Tim Hopgood's stylish illustrations bring this endearing little boy to life as he contrasts himself with an ant, a bear and an elephant...The boy grows throughout the story, and by the end he's bigger than his best friend. This book confronts a preoccupation of every child, and every child will recognise and empathise with this little boy's wish to be Big! This book is Shortlisted For The Inspiration Book Award 2014 (0-4YRS CATEGORY).

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Beautifully composed drawings with retro charm... Hopgood catches precisely the situations in which children know they've grown. King Kalli Magazine Beautifully portrayed... with a plethora of mathematical ideas and comparative language this is a must for all early years. -- Jill Bennett Red Reading Hub

About the Author

Tim Hopgood

Tim Hopgood lives with his wife, children and cats in North Yorkshire. He is a graduate of Kingston University and worked for twenty years in graphic design and freelance illustration. Tim’s first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published by Macmillan in 2006 and he has gone on to publish a number of successful picture books including Tip Tap went the Crab and WOW said the Owl.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood’s illustrations are also full of warmth. The enchanting owl, waking up as night falls, gives a beautiful introduction to colours in Wow! Said the Owl while a chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab. A Dog Called Rod is a wonderful fantasy about owning a dog even though dad says dogs are noisy, messy and expensive! Full of life as the pages shimmer, Here Comes Frankie is also full of noise as Frankie’s life is transformed when he starts to play the trumpet. There’s lots of noise and energy too as the gloriously strokable sofa takes off on an unusual adventure in Our Big Blue Sofa.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

2nd May 2013



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