Review: The Tall Man and The Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion

The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies

By Tom Niland Champion & Kilmeny Niland

Pictures by Deborah Niland

In a big, big city, in a tiny, tiny apartment, lived a tall, tall man and twelve babies.

All the boys were called Alistair. All the girls were called Charlene.

One day the door slams shut…with the Charlene’s on one side and the Alistair’s on the other. What will the tall man do? 

This book is a very catchy rhyming story, accompanied by wonderfully detailed pictures. It is very entertaining to young children and there is a lot to talk about with the kids on each page. The funny, silly things that happen both in the story and the pictures, appeal to toddler’s (and older children’s) sense of humour. 

It is only relatively short (32 pages) so is a perfect bedtime reading story. It would also be a great one for learning readers to practice reading on their own, as the words are short and simple. 

My Rating: 5/5 Highly Recommended

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One Response to Review: The Tall Man and The Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion

  1. Thanks. This book sounds great. I hope it finds a publisher in the US soon. If it doesn’t, I’ll track down a copy through . That site has been so helpful finding British and European picture books.

    Cheers for picture books.

    George Shannon

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