When asked to read Coleen Paratore’s Big [Little Pickle Press’ Site and Blog], I was more than delighted to do so. There are many readers of ChickLitGurrl with children, with nieces and nephews, and with friends with children, and Big is a wonderful gift with a great message for kids between the ages of 5 and 8.
Continue through the post to learn about Big, to see my 5-latte review, and to sit back and watch Big‘s trailer!
[Available in: Print | Kindle]
BIG goes beyond the basics to show that size is more than a matter of height. Touching on ideas such as health, citizenship, and imagination, this book can be the key to heartfelt dialogue between children and caregivers about the importance of values over valuables.
5 out of 5 lattes
This is a book that makes me smile from beginning to end. Geared toward children, it offers them tools to become BIG in their lives. For parents, it offers a tool to begin conversations with their children so that they can nurture their growing, BIG children. For everyone else, it’s a book with a BIG message that can even have the child at heart reflecting on how to add bigness to their own lives.
Side note: Little Pickle Press [Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest] offers lesson plans for BIG and for other books by LPP. The BIG lesson plans are excellent, and even though they are geared toward teachers for classroom activities, I think parents could get a lot from the lessons to have one-on-one conversations with their little ones.
BIG Video Trailer
Jump on the BIG Blog Book Tour wagon and travel to the blog BritMums; the tour will be stopping there tomorrow!
Melanie C. Jones
Clare Fennell Illustration