The Quite Big Rock

The (Quite) Big Rock

We are proud to present the first book published by Curly Tale Books: Ta Da! The Quite Big Rock.

Written by Alan Grant and illustrated by his daughter Shalla Gray, this lovely story follows the journey of a (quite) big rock who dreams of being ‘huge and very big’.

Taking the advice of Samson seagull, the rock tries to find his way to the seaside but things don’t work out quite the way he’d hoped.

The Quite Big Rock is ideal as a picture book with beautiful illustrations for young children to follow whilst early readers will enjoy the comic book style of the story.

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“Absolutely LOVE Quite Big Rock. Quirky tale, lovely illustrations, high quality production and scientifically spot on. Fantastic job Curly Tales.”
Carolyn Yates, Literature Development Officer

“Just read this very charming fun beautiful book for children & I enjoyed it a lot 9/10”
Jon Haward, Comic Art Illustrator


  1. Featured Author - Jayne Baldwin - Dumfries and Galloway! Whats Going On? - May 11, 2014

    […] The Quite Big Rock, the journey of a rock who wants to be huge and very big but finds a different answer to his problem, proved to be popular and the sales were then ploughed back into the business to fund the publication of Shalla’s story, Big Bill the Beltie Bull. He proved to be such a great character that it seemed sensible to link Jayne’s next book to Big Bill and continue the series so Big Bill’s Beltie Bairns were born. The new book, which follows the first adventure into the fields for Beltie twins Bertie and Buntie, is due for release during the Whisky, Words and Wisdom spring festival in Wigtown. […]