Not Easy Being Big!
Illustrated by John Lund
Review by: Angela
This book is
a wonderful little story for all those children that feel they are at
that "in-between" size -- they are too big or too little for
everything, it seems. Our lovable friend, Big Bird, takes us
through the first half of the book, showing us all the trouble he is
running into being too big. He is too big to play London Bridge
with his friends and too big to ride his tricycle. Then, he hooks
up with his little buddy, Elmo, who seems to be having trouble being too
small for things. Elmo, cannot reach the rings on the swingset or
see Herry's juggling over his friends standing in front of him.
Then, together, they learn about such concepts as big, bigger, biggest,
and small, smaller and smallest. As they interact with the other
Sesame Street friends, they discover that no matter what size you are,
it is okay. At the very end of the story, Big Bird raises little
Elmo up high to reach their kite that has gotten stuck in the tree
branches, showing not only true friendship, but how sometimes it is
helpful to be one size or the other. The illustrations are great.
They are bright and colorful and really exemplify the concepts well.
The text is big and bold and could easily be read alone by a beginning
would highly recommend this book for toddlers to age 6.