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Big, Bigger, Biggest (Nancy Coffelt)

on February 10, 2012

Big, bigger, biggest!

Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt
Age: Picture Book
Christy Ottaviano Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780805080896 / 29 pages
Find this book at your local library 

This fun concept book doubles as a great vocabulary builder. Using animals to portray: big, small, fast, slow, hungry, slimy, and sleepy. The book goes over opposites, colors, and numbers through the use of the superlative form. The pictures are simple and the animals are clear and reflect the action/emotion they are representing. What I love about this book is the use of vocabulary and synonyms.

I’m big.
I’m large. I’m huge. I’m jumbo.
I’m bigger.
I’m gigantic. I’m immense. I’m enormous.  
I’m biggest!
I’m mammoth. I’m humongous. I’m colossal!

So on, and so forth. The illustrations are also a great reflection of the words, as each animals gets bigger and bigger. The biggest animal doesn’t even fit onto the single page.  I’m eager to use this book at my next baby storytime. Although I think it will go over better with toddlers.

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