All about Small!

It’s funny, it’s silly, and it’s simply delightful! Fun with a giant-sized ‘F’

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Harvey Small is a boy in a giant’s world. On stilts

When Harvey accidentally sets fire to his headteacher’s trousers, Mum decides it’s time for a BIG change. So, she packs him off to Madame Bogbrush’s School for Gifted Giants.

He’ll grunt. He’ll clomp. He’ll bash things with clubs. But Harvey’s not a giant. He’s a ten-year-old boy on stilts. And if his classmates find out, they’ll stomp him into a sandwich!

Then the Beastly School Board arrives for a surprise inspection and Harvey realises he’s not the only one in danger…

SMALL! is a fast and funny story, packed with brilliant illustrations from Rory Walker. Perfect for readers aged 7+ It was the Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week on 22 May and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2023.

Cheers for Small!

Hear the first chapter

Small! is big on fun, huge on heart and full of guffaws. The story of Harvey Small’s friendship with Walloping the giant is enough to warm a swamp goblin’s heart

Myles Mcleod – author of the Knight Sir Louis series

Bursting with big laughs, literally larger-than-life characters and more crazy ideas than you can shake a pair of stilts at, Small! is a bumper book of brilliant bonkersness

James Harris, author of The Unbelievable Biscuit Factory
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Hear Alex Evelyn, author of The Secret Wild chat to me about Small! for The Bookchain Project