Big and Little
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The illustration on our cover is taken from Stories for Children by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by P J Lynch, 0 7500 0302 2, £10.00 (see Fairy Tale Favourites). The book is published by Simon & Schuster and we're grateful to them for help in using this illustration.
Big is a giant; Little is a tiny man who lives down Big's bath plughole. The two become good friends and the stories that follow chart their various adventures. The problems of their vastly differing sizes are tackled amusingly as are those caused by their very different personalities - Big rather slow and nice, and Little being cross and quick-witted. The stories were very popular; they're funny, but thought-provoking and just right for reading aloud or for older readers ready for short stories on a theme and with fewer pictures.