Tuesday, 26 February 2019

"Think Big" by Kes Gray and Nathan Reed (Hodder Children's Books)

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, and contemplated his entire existence and worth as an egg-like being.

No it's not quite as snappy as the usual nursery rhyme but in "Think Big" by Kes Gray and Nathan Reed you'll find the rotund nursery rhyme character doing just that.

Along with his friends, Humpty soon finds out that the simple question of what you want to be when you grow up is actually far from simple.

Humpty's aspirations are fairly low-end though - he wants nothing more than to be a boiled egg, but his friends are encouraging him to think bigger!

"You could be an artist!" said Little Boy Blue.

"Look for clues and become a detective!" said Little Bo Peep.

"Buy a pair of football boots and become a footballer," said Wee Willy Winky.

"You really don't want to be a Boiled egg!' cry the three blind mice. So Humpty's thoughts begin to fizz with all the possibilities of things he could become and things he could achieve.

Will Humpty think big and reach for the stars?

Sum this book up in a sentence: A brilliant positive message inside a brightly illustrated story from two mega talents in children's books.

"Think Big" by Kes Gray and Nathan Reed is out now, published by Hodder Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).