for Big, Bigger, Biggest!
by Nancy Coffelt
Brightly colored animals in acrylic illustrate this amusing book about comparisons, antonyms, synonyms, and adjectives. A smiling hippo with squinting eyes declares, “I’m big. I’m large. I’m huge. I’m jumbo,” while a leaping orca’s bigger size is proclaimed as gigantic, immense, and enormous. The biggest, of course, is a dinosaur whose mammoth, humongous, colossal size is inferred by how much of its body won’t fit on the page. Size, speed, viscosity, hunger, and tiredness are the categories explored in this creative and engaging concept book, perfect for language instruction or parents seeking variation on pleas of “I’m hungry!” (Ages 3–6)
CCBC Choices 2010. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010. Used with permission.
How would you describe a hippopotamus? Big might be the first word that comes to mind. What about a whale? Gigantic? Immense? How about enormous! What if you had to find a word for the biggest animal of them all-a dinosaur. Mammoth? Humongous? Colossal!
With its bright pictures of animals in all shapes and sizes, this terrific read-aloud introduces young children to the language of comparisons, synonyms, and antonyms.
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