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From Barnes & Noble"What's big? A pig is big. A pig is fat. A pig is bigger than my hat. What's bigger than a pig?". So begins this tale of an inquisitive pig. Determined to put things in the right perspective, he travels the world to find out what is the biggest thing in the world. Sporting a playful orange cap, he begins his journey eager to discover what is bigger than him. He finds that a cow is bigger than him and a car is bigger than a cow. The story follows as such and ends with the biggest thing of all -- the universe.
Author-illustrator Douglas Florian uses watercolor and colored pencils to illustrate the pleasant pig and his travels.The details of his voyage will amuse readers, especially his flight over the city in a hot air balloon and the view of the earth that includes surfers in the ocean. Particularly appealing is the use of the sky, painted in a deep, swirly blue, that depicts the grandeur of the world and the night. This book teaches the basic concept of size with realism mixed with awe. The final page includes a picture of the sun, earth, and moon and reads, "The universe is wide in girth. It is the biggest thing of all. Compared to it all things seem small." This short sentence encompasses a truth that children and adults will find to be exciting and yet comforting at the same time.