A Celebration of Diversity: Read Our Review of Great and Small by Alison McLennan, Illustrated by Connah Brecon

A Celebration of Diversity: Read Our Review of Great and Small by Alison McLennan, Illustrated by Connah Brecon

For a tiny unicorn, Eunice has big dreams.

She really wants to compete in the Great Unicorn Games, but even with all the effort and practice she can muster, she’s just no competition for all these able-bodied athletes. That’s when the most wonderful idea turns into a truly great reality.

A celebration of universal design and our unique abilities, Great and Small celebrates what unifies us – our glorious diversity.

Great and Small is a heart-warming and stunning new picture book from author Alison McLennan, whose previous books include Hotel for Bees and A Flood in the Village, joined by illustrator Connah Brecon. This latest story follows Eunice and her dream of making her own sports competition for animals of every shape and size. Australian Paralympian Ellie Cole said of the book, “Great and Small is a charming reminder that everyone is gifted and unique in their own special way”.

McLennan’s story is a fantastic showcase of diversity as it highlights the strengths of each and every animal. Eunice enters a sports competition but can’t beat the other competitors due to her size. But Eunice doesn’t give up, so she sets out with her friends to create her own competition where every animal is able to shine. It’s an inspiring story, one that will teach younger kids the importance of determination and inclusiveness.

With vibrant illustrations paired with a heartfelt message, Great and Small is a standout story, perfect for readers aged 2+.

Buy a copy of Great and Small here.

Reviews

Teacher’s Notes: Great and Small by Alison McLennan

Review | Book Life

29 June 2022

Teacher’s Notes: Great and Small by Alison McLennan

Publisher details

Great and Small
Authors
Alison McLennan, Connah Brecon
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
01 July, 2022
ISBN
9780645191547

Synopsis

For ages 4+.

For a tiny unicorn, Eunice has big dreams. She really wants to compete in the Great Unicorn Games, but even with all the effort and practice she can muster, she’s just no competition for all these able-bodied athletes. That’s when the most wonderful idea turns into a truly great reality. A celebration of universal design and our unique abilities, Great and Small celebrates what unifies us - our glorious diversity.

Connah Brecon
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Connah Brecon

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Alison McLennan
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