Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Mr Big

It's not easy being big. Mr Big, a huge hulking great big Gorilla might look scary and daunting but he's an ape with a heart, and a musical soul. 

In this tale, Mr Big is sad, has no friends and only has his music to fall back on. Finding a piano in a music store, Mr Big plays at night, letting his soft tinkling tunes win over the entire city full of people who previously crossed the street to avoid him. 

A great jazz-fuelled book with big bold illustrations. Cool stuff, crazy cat!

Charlotte's best bit: A fascination with Mr Big's feet (which look like hands)

Daddy's favourite bit: Mr Big's tiny beat-poet-styled best friend

Rating: 3 out of 5