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So So Big

Tão Tão Grande

Catarina Sobral

Orfeu Negro | may 2016 | 40 pages | 25 x 21 cm | hardcover

Samuel is a small boy (or so he thinks). One day he wakes up to find himself transformed into a hippopotamus. Just like that! His feet are so big that no longer fit into the shoes. The teeth... wow... long, sharp, incredibly scary. And, yet, his parents don’t seem to notice anything unusual. But how can he show up at school in such manner?

Blending humour and nonsense, award-winning author/illustrator Catarina Sobral’s picture book is a true kafkian metaphor on a child’s growth.

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  • Finalist Golden Pinwheel Award 2017
  • Special Mention Portuguese National Illustration Award 2016