Rating: 2 stars
Really, this book just makes me envious.
Oh to be a proven author, creator of dozens of wonderfully-selling children's books! What is it like to be SO GOOD that you can write a book about not much at all? Just a gathering of big animals and small animals?
Don't think there's more to the story. I just hesitated to type "story" because...there really isn't one.
And please, will someone please tell me what a bumble bug is?
Here are the first pages of the book:
Once upon a time there was a great big bumble bugThe book goes on like this, gathering small and big versions of a species.
and a tiny little bumble bug
And there was a great big butterfly
and a little tiny butterfly
There was a great big red bird
and a tiny little black bird
And a tiny little turtle
and a great big turtle
It's a book of opposites, but...neither the prose nor the illustrations engage my kiddos, who are actually pretty easy to impress. All in all, the only reason I want you to check it out is so that we can be baffled together.