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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  19 reviews
2018 Mom's Choice Awards Gold Award Recipient

Set in the heart of the African Savanna,
Love Big follows moody Baboon as he discovers another powerful secret. 

The once lush, thriving, African savanna has turned dry and desolate. Hungry, miserable, and mean animals seek only their own interests. Baboon watches as, one by one, Rhinoceros destroys Termite’s castle in his race
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Greenleaf Book Group Press
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    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    Set in the heart of the African Savanna, Love Big follows moody Baboon as he discovers another powerful secret.

    The once lush, thriving, African savan
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    Giveaway dates: Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2019

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    Whispering Stories
    Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com

    Love Big is all about learning that being kind to others really isn’t that hard to do. Set in the African Savanna, Baboon closely watches his friends. They have become grumpy since the land became dry and they became hungry.

    Through random kind acts, the animals learn that they might be hungry, tired, thirsty but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be kind to their fellow animals. It makes for a better living environment.

    The book is filled with ful
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    Dana-Adriana B.
    Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
    This book is teaching us that being kind it is not so hard after all. The illustrations are nice.
    Thank you Netgalley for this book.
    La Coccinelle
    Jan 20, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: children
    I don't even know what I just read. The instruction manual for a new children's cult? Half the time, I thought the author must've been high on something.

    Look, there's nothing wrong with writing books to inspire. But this one just hits you over the head. Also, it's weird. The pages of notes at the end further contribute to the feelings of confusion and disorientation. The termites are supposedly leaving hints throughout the book, like little riddles to be solved, but when I looked at the answers,
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    Carla Johnson-Hicks
    This book has two things going for it, great illustrations and some fun activities at the end.

    Love Big is about learning that being kind to others is an easy thing to do and it will reap rewards. The story is set in the African Savanna, reminiscent of The Lion King. Baboon watches his friends who have become grumpy since the land became dry and they became hungry. Through random acts of kindness, the animals learn that they might be hungry, tired, thirsty but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be
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    Genevieve Trono
    Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Love Big has a great message but at times it felt a little too "wordy' to keep the attention span of my 6-year-old. I think this might be a great picture book to read with kids around the age of 7-8 because the writing and pages without text were wonderful for starting a dialogue about this important and timely topic.

    I did love that it focused on the importance of kindness and supporting one and the illustrations were beautifully done. Thank you to NetGalley and Greenleaf Book Group for a copy o
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    Allyson Byrne
    Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Being kind isn't so hard after all - what a great message. I appreciated how the book's artwork allowed the reader to create their own narrative within in the boundaries of the author's words. The story is timely and needed. The artwork was absolutely beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing this book with me.
    Monique
    Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
    Using colorful and attractive illustrations of animals, "Love Big" teaches children about loving others by being kind to them, sharing with them, listening to them, and caring for them. This book is very reminiscent of Disney's "The Lion King." This is a sweet book to read to young children.

    I received this book from NetGalley and the book's publisher in exchange for my honest review, for which I am very grateful.
    Missy Block
    Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Set in Africa, this story teaches kids the art of kindness. Delightfull illustrations, that are brightly drawn take us on a journey of learning kindness vis messages sent they thru the stars. This book is the sequel to Dream Big and both these books would be an amazing addition to any child’s library. Guaranteed to be read again and again.
    Emily Renee
    Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    “LOVE BIG! Share your SMILES—Be kind! Share! Listen! Care!”

    A cute book about Baboon, Rhino and little Hare who learned that life is sweeter when you are kind to others! A perfect little book for my 6 year old son to practice his first grade reading skills on!
    MarylineD
    Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Educational, funny, nice pictures, short...
    This is well done and interesting for kids!
    I recommend it!
    4 stars
    Paige
    Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
    An interesting book with a lesson that children can understand and benefit from. It is also very cute and doesn't bore.
    Emily Matthys bennett
    Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: youth-books
    The illustrations are phenomenal! That is the biggest bonus of this book. It's a sweet story with a good lesson. I wish that the author had been a bit less "wordy" but that's a preference of mine. The additional resources in the back are great. I can see this as a good read aloud for children around 8 or so.
    Teresa Grabs
    Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
    I loved Miles' illustrations in this picture book. Kronenberg's story about the power of working together is magical, funny, and highly entertaining for children of all ages. This tale is a mythological fable that tells how the lion got his mane, how the hare learned to hop, the rhino learned to be kind (okay this is questionable if Rhino's are kind), and, in the end, the animals of the Savannah all learned how to get along. The last few pages (notes for two-leggers) was cute but really unnecess ...more
    Melissa
    Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc, africa, children-s, ebooks
    This is a cute story book for kids about being kind. I loved the artwork, but found the writing to be a little cheesy. The added activities at the end are a nice bonus though.
    Emris Lindsay
    Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    An amusing and educational fun read with vibrant colorful and brilliant illustrations that would captivate any child. These illustrations made me laugh so I can imagine when the fun kids would have when reading this cute book. An educative fun package for any kid.
    Elizabeth
    Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I have yet to read Kat Kronenberg's first book, Dream Big, but I am glad that she recognized the need to remain a moral, kind person in the pursuit of dreams. Children need to learn that from day one, otherwise their pursuit of their dreams is all about them and they lose sight of others' needs.

    The book is filled with gorgeous, engaging illustrations paired with current, colloquial normal speech. I appreciate that a character exists in the book who sets the example for how to be kind even when s
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    mrs.fox
    Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
    The message is good and the illustrations are beautiful, but the story itself is pretty cheesy... even for a picture book.
    Peter
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    Oct 31, 2018
    Sarah Herring
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    Feb 12, 2019
    Kat Kronenberg
    Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
    Infantina Nivetha
    Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Love big is a playfully narrated mythological fable about the power of kindness, sharing, listening and caring. Animals in the wilds of East Africa had quit believing in their dreams. They have become mean, miserable and hungry as their land has turned dry and desolate. Is this going to be their end??? No.

    It starts with the beetle and its kind words to the rhinoceros even when the latter lashes out at it.The kindness of beetle melts rhinoceros heart. How did this kindness develops into sharing,
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    J Aislynn d'Merricksson
    Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Kronenberg's Love Big follows Baboon’s adventures on the African Savanna. Drought has come to the savanna, and the animals begin to grow mean and selfish as food becomes scarce. After seeing an act of kindness by Rhinoceros, Baboon sees how things change, and tries out his theory by helping Lion. Can Baboon help the other savanna animals learn the value of kindness? This was a cute read with lovely artwork. Baboon's lesson spreads, though each savanna resident learns something different. One imp ...more
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