There is a lot to like about Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life. The pictures are lovely, the vocabulary is diverse and challenging, and the story is one that might appeal to little kids who navigate through the adult world.
My niece, nephew, and I didn't really care for this book too much, though. It was long, it unwound slowly, and ultimately, it couldn't hold the kids' attention to the end. This story might be the right one for the right kid, but it wasn't the right one for the kids that I read to.