Ben's Little Big Adventure
A young boy, Ben awakens, tummy grumbling, only to discover he has shrunk in the night. To get to his prized nibbles, he must negotiate the large proportions of his surroundings, which he likens to the great wonders of the world. But will he reach his prized midnight snack? A picture book for young children, brimming with colour illustrations, completed in oils and 1000 words approx. More
Ben loves his ‘magic machines,’ toy vehicles he wished had real engines. And when he awakens in the night, craving a midnight snack, such machines would sorely come in handy, for Ben appears to have shrunk in the night. With everything posing an obstacle, Ben wished he had a glider to float him from the edge of his bed, or a fire engine to hoist him up to the top shelf. But Ben must use his resources to negotiate the large proportions of his surroundings without such engines.
The story begins as follows:
Everyone knew about Ben’s fad. In fact, Christmases and birthdays were filled with the same gifts: toy models that in real life could travel further and faster than Ben ever could. Ben thought they were magic for their engines could do the impossible: cars that could break the sound barrier, boats that could traverse the oceans and other great wonders like planes, steamboats, lorries rockets and trains.
Not forgetting motorbikes, airships, gliders, fire engines, liners, cranes, tanks, trucks and shuttles. Oh, yes, and helicopters as well.
How Ben loved these magic machines with their wondrous engines. He imagined flying in them, diving in them, scooting in them and floating in them. But if only they were real…
Ben played with his toy models all afternoon. He’d aquaplaned over the Everglades, go-karted across the Sahara and quad-biked over the Prairies. He’d even drifted over the icecaps.
But no adventure would be fun on an empty stomach and Ben’s needed a snack. There was only one problem: his bed seemed to have grown.
And his lamp.
His shelves too.
In fact everything, Ted and all.
Not only must Ben slide down the pole of his bedside lamp, he must also hitch a ride on his cat, climb up a bootlace and row across the sink water, all without a helicopter, crane or fire engine in sight. But will he reach his biscuits and jam? Ben encounters obstacles which he compares to the Great Pyramids, the White Cliffs of Dover and the Grand Canyon.
With full colour illustrations throughout, completed in oils, the story provides a visual feast for young children.
The print version of this children’s picture ebook is 32 pages long and measures 10x8in.