We love receiving new books in this house. We probably have enough books already to open our own library, but that doesn’t mean that we will not accept new additions. So, when we received a package of books from My Big Little Town, it was met with much excitement.
My Big Little Town was founded in 2006 by UK author and illustrator Calvin Innes and they produce and publish books and comics on a huge range of subjects.
“Our focus in recent years has been on high quality children’s literature, particularly original fiction. We publish children’s books that kids WANT to read, rather than books that people feel they should read. Our aim to to get children engaging with books, enjoying books and stretching themselves when reading.”
Anisha’s Adventures in Bangladesh is a really lovely book and very different to any of the other books that I have been reading with A. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Anisha and her pet pony Chloe. When Anisha is given two magical necklaces for her birthday by her grandparents, she wishes that she can fly and in a puff of magic smoke, her pony Chloe is transformed into a flying pink pony.
Anisha and Chloe fly off and explore the city of Bangladesh and using a special camera, they take photos of the city as they go. I love the idea behind this book and A and I have enjoyed reading it. The illustrations and ‘photos’ are colourful and captivating and it is a really great way of teaching children about different places and different cultures. Written by Moinul Islam, there is a lovely note on the website about how the idea for this book came about.
Stuart The Bug Eating Man immediately appealed to L. With a title like that and a picture of a man eating green slime on the front cover, why wouldn’t it? This book is one of a set of three Tiny Twisted Tales books and they are great books as they are funny, with amusing illustrations and easy to read.