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Alice P, LVS Greenaway Shadowers

A Great Big Cuddle

We all need a great big cuddle at some points of our life, don’t we? Especially young ones, just the people Michael Rosen's book is written for. The illustrations are absolutely amazing and have remarkable detail within them. They are very distinctively Chris Riddell’s work. All the pictures fit perfectly with Michael Rosen’s brilliant poems. The pictures are slightly old-fashioned and they contrast massively with each other, especially in size. The artist’s style is great for each poem and the quality of pictures throughout the book is consistently high.
The age rating for the book would be 2 - 7 years old - as it’s funny and creative. The characters in the poems are flashy, playful and come to life, just as a child might imagine their toy doing so too.

The typography is integral as the art just slips and slides around the stanzas. The layout draws the reader’s attention in, as the pictures are extravagant and the style is kind of musty. The size of the book is perfect for the poems and illustrations. The aesthetics and qualities of the book are: beautiful, colourful and very toddler friendly. I rate the book:
4 stars

Posted on: 15th May 2017 at 11:24 am

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