Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Big and Little Are Best Friends: A Story of Two Friends by Michael Garland / Book Review

By: Michael Garland
Published by: Orchard Books
Released on: May 9th, 2017
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: Scholastic | Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 4 stars
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Big is an elephant, Little is a mouse. Big enjoys soft music, warm weather, and small bites of savory foods. But Little prefers a loud drum jam, icy skiing weather, and mass quantities of sweets! Can two who are so different be best friends?

This charming, rhyming concept book about opposites reminds us that in the end, best friends can be different as night and day--and they don't need to change for anyone!

A really cute story about opposites, friendship, and what it means to be a friend. Elephant and Mouse are the best of friends. They have a lot of differences, but that doesn't stop them from being best friends. They know that even when they have disagreements, they'll still be there for each other. 

Told in rhyming, Garland's story is one that will easily entertain the younger audience it's intended to. It's written in a way young kids will easily understand the message of friendship, and have fun learning about opposites. The illustrations are great! They capture the character facial expressions perfectly, and make the characters feel realistic. 

This is a book kids will enjoy spending time looking through the pictures, as much as they will enjoy having this book read to them. It's perfect for preschool age readers and up. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~