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Apr 30 2014

Big and small by Elizabeth Bennett

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Ill. by Jane Chapman. Koala Books, 2014. ISBN: 9781742761053.
A sweet tale about two unlikely friends, this picture book follows a bear called Big and a mouse called Small as they head out to have a picnic in the woods. Along the way, they have many adventures and Small repeatedly finds himself in trouble and asks for Big's help. Suitable for preschool to year 1, this fun rhyming story will entice young readers to join in as they anticipate Small's repeated catchphrase 'a little help please!' The full-page illustrations are eye-catching and have lots of close-up pictures of the bear and mouse.
A fun tale about friendship that demonstrates that everybody has value, this book is sure to engage children to continue reading in order to find out how Small helps Big in a very important way at the end of their big day out.
Stephanie Bell

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