Thursday, March 21, 2019

"The Great Big Book of Life" by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

Life? Don't talk to me about life. Actually, no, do talk to us about life - because life is for living and here's a brilliant book that celebrates all the amazing aspects of our lives that we may take for granted.

"The Great Big Book of Life" takes us on an astonishing journey from cradle to grave.

In this glorious, diverse celebration of human life, from birth to death, Mary Hoffman and Ros explore every stage of human life. 

From birth to starting nursery, teething troubles, breastfeeding and all the fun of childhood - right through to being a teenager then becoming an adult, from work to relationships, homes and jobs, to aging illness and death. 

A universal but challenging topic is dealt with Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith's trademark sensitivity and humour and inclusivity. This latest title in the "Great Big Book" series is once again a fabulous book to sprawl out on the floor with, joining a superb celebratory and joyful book. 

Sum this book up in a sentence: All the amazing aspects of our lives mapped out with clear text and gorgeously characterful illustrations. 

"The Great Big Book of Life" by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith is out now, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).