Kong will find himself the center of an charming and enthralling children’s book by New York Times’ author Kiki Thorpe, with illustrations by Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina; I will be fierce). Young fans will be able to follow along as the mighty Titan and his new pal spend a day of fun and adventure exploring the many wonders of Skull Island—proving that friendships come in many sizes and no matter how different we are, no one is too big or small to find a true friend.
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What a sweet story! Kids will get a kick out of seeing Kong as part of their story time and that will keep them engaged while they hear a lovely tale about cherishing friends and appreciating our differences. The illustrations are gorgeous--beautifully saturated and grand in scale. They'll only add to the appeal. This book would work equally well in large group, small group, and individual reading scenarios. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
Full of bright colors and sweet characters, this book will be the new story you read to your kids over and over again. As a mother of 5 little babies, I know they would all enjoy this sweet story of unlikely friendships and adventures.
This was a fun read my son really liked it as well. The illustrations are beautiful. I loved the message of friendship regardless of size or differences. I liked how both of the characters worked through their differences and continued as great friends.
Well, I thought this was a success. It's a rhymed book from the point of view of a human child whose favourite friend is, er, King Kong. So never mind the trauma someone will face when they read this and then age a few years and see the films, where Kong is slightly less kindly. What we have here does noticeably lose the meter of the verse at times, but it's generally a strong text, talking of how disparate people can be best friends, and the art is fine. Nice touches, such as Kong's cupped hands creating a paddling pool for the kid, show the class on offer. Next, someone gets to take Godzilla to school as a show-and-tell, and the series will finish with Cthulhu at the adoption centre.
I loved the illustrations of this book, they were really beautiful and the story about this little girl Jia with his giant friend was lovely. It learn kids about accepting each other as we are, which is so necessary in the actual world. Highly recommended!
I truly loved the story of a little girl and her giant friend in Kong and Me. The illustrations were fantastic, the message was good and for once the rhymes actually rolled off the tongue nicely and didn't feel forced! Well worth a read.
I wonder how such good storybooks keep coming up. Kudos to the author, the artist and the publishing team for such an amazing, heartwarming story. Such a tiny human being friends with a most unlikely "beast". What matters the most is the connection. Love it. Thank you for the advance reading copy.