A Very Short Book Review: Big Panda and Tiny Dragon By James Norbury

A Very Short Book Review: Big Panda and Tiny Dragon By James Norbury


This is a very short book review on the book titled Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury.


What is it about?

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon is a book on life’s questions that we find ourselves having in the quiet hours during the night when we can’t sleep. Or after a long day from work wondering what is the purpose of being alive and the things that we do. The story was told through the interaction of a panda bear and a tiny red dragon who journey through life as they walk towards their destination, wherever that may be.


How I Discovered It

In a bookstore that I frequent while it was on sale. I rarely buy self-help books but after one look at the cover of Big Panda and Tiny Dragon, I decided right then and there that I must have it. Still, until today, I am unsure what gave me such a strong reaction towards it. Perhaps it is the cuteness of panda bears that is too irresistible to say no to. A+ for cover marketing.



To be quite honest, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. This book brings me a sense of peace that I rarely get while reading, especially in animated novels. There is something about the dialogues in this book that doesn’t feel like it is being overly done to appeal to a certain crowd. Yes, the things written in Big Pand and Tiny Dragon are pretty generic as far as self-help goes, but there are times that that is exactly what we need. A simple reminder to remind us that everyone is winging it–as much as we are, sometimes more. There is no definite right or wrong as we are all just trying to get our piece of cheese and out of this rat race.


Who would like it?

Despite it being an animated book, personally, I think this book is more geared towards adults, especially those who have forgotten themselves along the way.


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My Top 3 Quotes

  1. “Listening to someone is one of the greatest things you can do for them.”

  2.  “I’m tired.”

             “Then it’s time to stop. Watch the stars and have a cup of hot tea.”

  3. “I wish this moment could last forever”

                    “This moment is all there is.”





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