I like the publisher description of “this picture book…puts a fresh spin on playground dynamics.” I do not know if “conflict resolution” is really obtained by the children (or in this case dinosaurs) as a mother dinosaur steps in, but it is very much how children are. Be it that they are on the school or public playground or with their siblings, cousins or friends. The smallest feels “big” but, yes, there is someone bigger. And then yes, there is someone bigger than them and so forth. And there is always one that while he/she is not the biggest, they can be the meanest/loudest/etc.
The illustrations are full color and delightful. And there is educational back matter and a dinosaur growth chart (or so I am told as my copy was an F&G (folded and gathered or advanced reader copy of a picture book) in the back.
Bigger Than You by Hyewon Kyung is one of those books that I will purchase as a gift in all formats. I hope it is hardcover, board book and eventually paper as well. This is great for the classroom setting or the personal library. Adults you just might not get bored reading this one repeatedly.
The nice thing is, if you are like me, you can find ways to make the book more fun by “playing with it” and not just reading it. Ask the child “Do you think there is another dinosaur bigger than this one?” Or “Do you think the tyrannosaurs-rex handled that well?” Or “How many of “X” can you find in the book?”