The boy in this book is growing and changing--just like you! Self-acceptance and change are celebrated when a child gives up babyish ways and becomes a "big boy!"
The boy in this book is too big for his crib, his shoes, and his tricycle. And he is too big for Grandpa to pick up.
But he is just right for his big-boy bed, his new shirt, and his bicycle. And he is just right for a hug from Grandpa, for his sister, and for this book. He is just right!
Delightful illustrations by David McPhail make this confidence-building picture book just right for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
A celebration of self-acceptance, growth, and change!
April 7, 2020
Preschool - 3
David McPhail is a beloved author-illustrator of many books for children including best-selling picture books, board books, and novelty books. He received a New York Times
Best Illustrated Books honor for Edward and the Pirates. He has also received a Boston Globe/Horn Book
Honor, a Children's Choice Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Children's Booksellers Choices Award, and many state awards.
"This simplest of books offers a strong message to preschoolers, who are starting to realize they are not the babies or toddlers they once were. . . . the book offers plenty of opportunities for discussion."—Booklist
"Just right indeed."—Kirkus Reviews
"With simple text and soothing pastel drawings, this book will clearly resonate with toddlers and preschoolers who are growing and changing. An excellent read-aloud or lapsit selection." —School Library Journal
"In his distinctive watercolor and pen-and-ink style, McPhail illustrates a stocky, relatable animal character navigating new experiences and becoming more self-assured."—Publishers Weekly