Tuesday, January 25, 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


Zoe said...

Ah yes, no music picture book round up is complete without this! It was one of the first books I ever reviewed on my blog http://www.playingbythebook.net/2009/10/28/making-music/

Phil May, ReadItDaddy said...

It is a great book, would love to see Mr Big in another book but nothing so far from Ed :(