Little Why by Jonny Lambert


Little Why by Jonny Lambert

Little Why just can't stay in line. There is so much to see - like Giraffe's long-lofty leggy legs and Wildebeest's spiny-spiky horns. Why can't he have legs and horns like them? And then Little Why spots Crocodile's snippy-snappy teeth...Look out! With stylish and striking art from Jonny Lambert, Little Why is a visually stunning picture book with a heart-warming message at its core. Children will love Little Why's adorable, excitable character and discovering the different animals in the African savannah. A perfect story book for gently introducing themes of positive body image and the dangers of toddlers and little children running away from their parents.


A wonderfully charming story with a heart-warming message about positive body image, Little Why is a stylish and uniquely illustrated book which celebrates that individuality and reminds young readers that we are all special in different ways. - Junior Magazine ...a joyous storybook that captures the curiosity of childhood, but also teaches a toddler that they can be themselves. Lambert's illustrations only add to the magic as they look amazing. This book could easily become a family favourite in no time. - The BookBag ...A fabulous book that is not only beautiful to look at, but contains serious messages delivered rather deftly without feeling preachy. As well as the hugely positive message about self-worth, there's the warning that wandering off away from mum and dad when you're a tiny tiddler is not a good idea at all - Read It Daddy A perfect story for a younger audience with gentle, almost subliminal, messages about being comfortable in your own skin and loving yourself for who you are. Jonny's stunning style of illustration is truly eye-catching ... The sharp lines, shapes and complementary palettes make for a highly enjoyable read and the artwork a collectible item. - Picture Books Blogger Little Why is a delightful picturebook with plenty of gentle humour too. - Library Mice I adore Little Why with his fearless spirit and boundless curiosity as he discovers the world around him. Lambert has imbued this adorable baby elephant with real character. - South Wales Evening Post A simple fable with beautiful artwork full of character and humour ... A lovely book to show children that it is our differences that make us special. - ReadingZone It's a touching little picture book, and could easily become a household favourite. - Minerva Reads Little Why is a lovely book, with intriguing illustrations, exciting vocabulary and a story that's all about being perfect just as you are. - Serendipity Reviews Natural curiosity is weighed against necessary caution in this story about accepting yourself. It is accompanied by elegant, expressive, endearingly gawky illustrations. - Booktrust

About the Author

Jonny grew up in Surrey and always knew he wanted to be an artist of some sort. Encouraged by his art tutor at the Reigate School of Art and Design, Jonny is now an artist of many sorts: a talented illustrator with over 300 titles to his name, designer, paper engineer and most recently, Group Design Director at Templar Publishing. He lives with his wife, daughter and a menagerie of animals in West Sussex.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

11th February 2016



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