Published by Piccadilly Press on 23rd February 2017
Genres: Children's, Issues
Source: Sent by the author
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It's hard to measure up in a family with high expectations. But it's even harder when those people sometimes use you as an arm rest. And call you 'Peanut'.
Anzo is 11 years old and very, very short. Mum, Dad and his two uncles are extremely tall but they're also high achievers, obsessed with fulfilling their lifelong ambition of opening a restaurant together. Everyone has a role - chef, DIY, marketing, accounts - but where does Anzo fit in? If only he could grow a few inches in height, then no one would be able to overlook him. Josh would stop teasing Anzo in school, he wouldn't have to play all seven dwarfs in the school play, and at home he could tell his parents about his drawing and the comic convention he's been invited to.
Then, overnight, Anzo starts to grow. Is life as a giant going to solve all his problems, or should he stop worrying and learn to just be himself?
Reviewed by Alex
I was sent this book to review and I would like to thank the author for sending it to me. Thank you, Kate Scott 🙂
The main character is called Anzo. He is short and the rest of his family are tall. He thinks once he has grown he will feel like he’s one of them and more a part of the family. Anzo was my favourite character because I’m nearly 10 and I’m short too. He also liked having quiet time to himself and I like that too.
Anzo’s best friend is Elise. She is always telling him he will get taller. Elise is kind towards Anzo and her friends. I liked her because I like kind people, I don’t like people who are mean or who try and upset other people.
The plot was really interesting but I’m not going to tell you any spoilers! The book was awesome and it told people that size doesn’t matter. It also shows people that to get better at things that you like you have to keep doing them and practising.
I would recommend this book to my best friend because he is short too! I would recommend it to a few of my other friends because they like reading and they’re always asking me what good books they should read. I give this book 5 stars.