RockyBottoms! (Big Little Blue #2)

Delightful Bigsies and Littles are back, showcasing another important wellbeing theme: that taking time out to relax is important.

There are three simply illustrated, playful stories in this graphic novel-style volume, each one featuring two friends, Big Blue and Little Blue. Each story is connected by a wellbeing theme, and is designed to offer children coping strategies for navigating friendships, understanding emotional responses, and the importance of mindfulness and being yourself.

Written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath

$18.99 incl. GST

3 in stock

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For young readers aged 5 to 8 years.

While Book #1 SandyPants showed how to be a good friend, in RockyBottoms, we learn about the importance of sometimes just doing nothing … and how ‘doing nothing’ can be ‘doing something.’ It also shows how some active relaxers may struggle with the concept and that everyone is different. And we meet a new character: Bubba Lubba, a bold pirate seal who enjoys sunning himself on a rock and singing!

Raymond McGrath has imbued his simple illustrations with bucket-loads of character and humour, while at the same time managing to get a subtle message across.

The Big Little Blue series started with SandyPants! and continues with this book, RockyBottoms. Book #3, DoubleDippers, is due out April 2024.

About the Kiwi author/illustrator

Raymond McGrath is an award-winning animation director, illustrator, designer and writer who has been working in children’s television and advertising for around 20 years. As well as illustrating books for other authors, such as the award-winning The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! and Susan Brocker’s true-life animal stories, he has written and illustrated several books himself, including That’s What Dragons Do! Raymond lives in rural Auckland with his wife and four children, some cats and a Schnauzer.

Additional information

Dimensions22.9 × 15.3 cm
First published



Paperback edition



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Published by

Scholastic NZ

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