The Biggest Story (Hardcover)
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Errol’s mum is too busy to tell him a story, so she tells him he should try to make one up himself. But as soon as he starts, all the creatures in the garden overhear and they all want to be the hero! It’s the perfect story of a little boy and his big imagination.
"How much fun is this story? (Hint: SO much fun!) ... The ending begs for a sequel, and so will readers."
-- Mom Read It
"Don’t miss this fantastic, inspiring book about a boy trying to think up a story and the animals that help him."
-- Imagination Soup
"When Errol's mother is too busy to tell him a story, she convinces him that he can make up and tell one himself. ... After the story ends, prompts are provided to encourage readers to make up their own stories. A nifty way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Consider this a launch pad for channeling home-bound energy into daylong creativity. …dive deeply into the colorful, comical, and diverse experiences on the page. ... There is something about these images that epitomizes the magic of lifting ideas off the page, out of our imaginations, and into our lives."
-- Unpacking the Power of Picture Books
"The story is told in a way that feels authentic to a child's way of thinking; essentially, all ideas
are good ideas when creating. In an effort to further encourage children, the creators
included a story chart in the back. VERDICT The creative process is a knotty concept to
portray, but this story does a good job demonstrating one aspect of it."
-- School Library Journal
"Coyle's text builds a simple story into a highly imaginative one that will delight young
readers. Taylor's lively illustrations and bold use of color pair well with the text. Highly
recommended for inclusion in any home, preschool, kindergarten or first grade libraries."
-- The Pirate Tree
"This book is full of laughs and fun surprises!"
-- Big Books for Little Hands