Tuesday, 28 May 2019

"I Don't Want to be Small" by Laura Ellen Anderson (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

Coming from a family where nearly everyone else is lanky and over 6ft tall, it hasn't always been easy being Hobbit-esque in stature.

Blog favourite superstar Laura Ellen Anderson is back with another brilliant picture book, this time tackling the subject of being pocket-sized in "I Don't Want to be Small"

The central character is a little boy who is fed up with being really little. 

He wants to be as tall as his friends and his big brother. 

But when he loses his teddy bear up a tree, not even his new tall friend can get it back for him. 

Maybe with a little bit of help they can reach the bear together.. 

As you'd expect, Laura's illustrations are just gorgeous, with loads of humorous little touches in a delectable tale of developing a liking for not being a giant lumbering stringbean after all. 

Sum this book up in a sentence: A brilliant ode to those of us who may be diminutive in stature, but have a mighty amount of ability and talent (just like Laura herself, in fact!)

"I Don't Want to be Small" by Laura Ellen Anderson is out now, published by Bloomsbury Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).