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Reviewed by Dawn Weaver for Readers' Favorite
What happens when you are a Bigwig that wants more and more? What happens when enough is never enough? And what can you learn from those who have less or even from those who have nothing? These questions and more are answered in a creative and imaginative children's book by Sonya Annita Song. The City of More follows the Bigwigs and their porcine companions as they shop for everything they don’t need. When their purchases build up to an incredible amount, they seek advice from the Smallwigs of the City of Less. The Smallwigs help the Bigwigs to see that real prosperity comes from sharing with others. Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss and delightfully illustrated by Daniel Howard, this book educates and entertains at the same time!
What is something that both adults and children have in common? The addiction to stuff! I know I’ve bought things that I simply didn’t need just because I could. In The City of More, Sonya Annita Song helps us to see that perhaps we could change our way of thinking about our spending habits, but she does it in a way that is creative and amusing. I loved the rhythm and rhyme involved in the story, and the illustrations by Daniel Howard were the perfect accompaniment. It reminded me of many of the Dr. Seuss books I read as a child. I could picture reading it to my own grandchildren someday, and perhaps we could both learn how to enjoy more with less!