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Friday 31 May 2019

Review: Think Big!

What do you want to be when you leave school? Do you want to be a hairdresser, footballer, detective, artist or maybe an astronaut?

In Think Big, Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall thinking about his future. He told his nursery rhyme friends that when he leaves school, he wants to be a boiled egg.

Humpty's friends encouraged him to think bigger. Suggesting that Humpty should Aim for the Stars! I wonder what Humpty will be when he grows up?

Author Kes Gray, will reacquaint you with the nursery rhymes of Tom Tom the Piper's Son, Goosey Gander, Wee Willie Winkie, Mary Mary Quite Contrary and many more. Take a close look at Nathan Reed's bright and dynamic illustrations and to see what jobs the characters suggest. Gray has made some fabulous occupation tie ins with the character's original rhymes.

Amongst the memories and fun that these old childhood friends will give you, they also have a very important message to share with readers. That it is important to dream big about your future and to think outside the box.

But be prepared towards the end of the story, as a totally unexpected action will have you gasping in surprise.

Title: Think Big
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Nathan Reed
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 12 February 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781444942125
For ages: 3 - 7
Type: Picture Book