David Bedford

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Big and Big and Small

Illustrated by Leonie Worthington
Published by Little Hare Books

cover - Big

BIG is probably the best, and simplest, idea I’ve ever had: BIG the bear is too big to fit inside his own book!

BIG tries his best to fit in, waving hello with his big hands, even opening out flaps to reveal legs as long as tree trunks. And eventually, by the end, he finds a way in.

The playful tone in which the reader/viewer is addressed, and the deliciously tactile appearance of bear’s brown fur and his friendly expression, should enchant young children. A delightful book.

Magpies magazine.

a clever, original concept, and a welcome addition to the relatively sparse range of books for babies. Very highly recommended for zero to four year olds.

Sydney’s Child.

the sturdy construction of the book survived a rough road test

The Sun-Herald.

Available in UK, Australia, New Zealand, and USA.


isbn: 978-1877003424
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paperback isbn: 978-1921049224
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cover - Big and Small

In the follow up story, BIG introduces us to his unlikely friend, Small! Luckily, BIG and Small find ways to play with their size difference, and show us how small friends can be a big help.

Available in UK, Australia, New Zealand and USA, and in France as ‘Pas si rikiki!’


isbn: 978-1877003431
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paperback isbn: 978-1921049231
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