Picture Book Review - I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean - Kevin Sherry (Author & Illustrator)
Recommended for Toddlers/Younger Readers
I ordered this into the library on the recommendation that it was a bit 'darker' than a regular picture book. Darker as in there might be death! Well, if you're expecting Game of Thrones style darkness, then you'll be sorely mistaken. And really, really unfamiliar with what a children's picture book normally entails. If, however, you like a bit of animals getting their commupence in a darkish, very funny way, similar to Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back, then this is perfect.
Giant Squid is the biggest thing in the ocean! Or so he claims. He'd better watch his back, because whilst he's boasting about being bigger than everything else throughout the story, there might just be something sneaking up on him...
I do love a book that makes me genuinely laugh, and this is no exception. Though the biggest laugh is at the very end as Giant Squid gets his commupence, it's fun all the way through, and the illustrations add to it. There's a slightly manic look to the main character throughout, and I love the veryt cartoon-ish style to the pictures. There's a list of picture books that will make adults laugh out loud, and this is a definite addition to it.
Short and fun, this is definitely one that parents should endeavour to order in to their local library for their kids.