How Big Is the World?

Front Cover
Boxer Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
13 Reviews
Little Mole has an enormous question: How big is the world? He knows there’s only one way to find out: leave the molehill and see for himself. And so Little Mole circles the globe, from the frozen north to the vast desert, the tall cities to the huge mountains, the great jungles to the thick forests. Everywhere he goes he meets fascinating animals and discovers new lands. But in the end, as with all little ones, he realizes that no matter how big the world is, there’s no place like home.
Britta Teckentrup’s luminous art captures the beauty of diverse landscapes, the charm of a menagerie of beasts, and the appeal of one very special, childlike mole.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: How Big Is the World?

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

The concept of this book is wonderful; the text is very good; and the illustrations are darling. I really, really, really liked this book, but I didn't quite love it. Setting a child out to explore the world on his own doesn't sound like a very good idea. Read full review

Review: How Big Is the World?

User Review  - Amar Pai - Goodreads

Good question, but one that this book fails to address in any interesting way. Instead, we get an insipid platitude. How big is the world? "As big as you want it to be." And that's one... to grow on. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2007)

Britta Teckentrup is an award-winning fine artist, writer, and illustrator. She has authored and illustrated numerous books for children, including Animal 123 and Animal Spots and Stripes. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

Bibliographic information