I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry.
There is something so very approachable and wonderful about this book. Children will see the cover and just have to take it home with them. Mine wouldn’t let it rest on our pile of books to read once they spotted it.
It is the story of a giant shrimp who is very sure that he is the biggest thing in the entire ocean. Bigger than shrimp, bigger than jellyfish, crabs, turtles. But he might just be wrong! The illustrations are simple, wonderfully big and bright, and are perfect to read to a very large crowd because they will project well across a room. The story is perfectly simple and short with a nice twist.
Recommended for any age of story time. This book is also a great read for emergent readers who will like the short sentences on each page and the repetition. It reads like a very basic reader, but has the marvelous illustrations that take it to another level.