Monday, November 28, 2011


I'm Big! by Kate and Jim McMullan
(Balzer and Bray, 2010)
And how was your weekend? If you live in the U.S., it portly probably meant at least one great BIG meal, I bet. Perhaps this is an appropriate time to ponder the LARGE on our blob blog.

Kids love all things ENORMOUS, so naturally we're seeing lots of plus-size animals on picture book covers.

OK, so technically, Lane Smith's elephant is not a representation of an animal. It is a shrub, I know. But still.
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
(Roaring Brook, 2011)
Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems
by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Illus. Magan Halsey and Sean Addy
(Clarion, 2011)

Have you seen the little piggies?

Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak
(HarperCollins, 2011)

Oink by Arthur Geisert and
many other pig-themed books
(a personal favorite~C.B.)
(Walter Lorraine Books, 1991)

Hogwash! by Karma Wilson
Illus. by Jim McMullan (see also I'm Big! above)
(Little, Brown, 2011)

Mooove it or lose it.

Farmyard Beat by Lindsay Craig
Illus. Marc Brown
(Knopf, 2011)

By Fiona Ross
(Candlewick, 2011)
 Porcine pets:

Retold by Margaret Read MacDonald
Illus. Julie Paschkis
(August House, 2001)

by Frans Vischer
(Aladdin, 2011)

See also these photos of the inspiration for Fuddles!

Now howsabout a pot-bellied pug:

by Jennifer Sattler
(Bloomsbury, 2010)

And two pudgy buddies:

by Peter McCarty
another personal fave~C.B.
(Henry Holt, 2002)
 Feeling guilty now? Perhaps a few sit-ups . . . ?

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