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I Don't Want to Be Big

I Don't Want to Be Big

Illustrated by Mike Boldt

Hardcover

$16.99
I Don't Want to Be Big

About the Book

Fans of the hit picture book I Don’t Want to Be a Frog will love this silly companion featuring a frog that's still as stubborn as ever and his surprisingly patient father.

"Reminiscent of Mo Willems’s 'Elephant and Piggie' series"—Publishers Weekly

Frog does NOT want to grow up. Doesn’t need to be tall. Doesn’t want to be able to jump high enough to see the tree frogs. He’s just FINE being small. Besides, if you grow up, you don’t get to do fun things like jump in mud puddles with your best friend, Pig. Do you?
 
This hilarious story­—which uses humor to teach that it’s great being exactly who you are—is sure to bring a smile to every kid who just wants to stay a kid, in addition to those who are the smallest in their class. It’s a sly and smartly funny tale that will have children and parents laughing together.

And look for all the book in this hilarious series—I Don't Want to Be a Frog, There's Nothing to Do! and I Don't Want to Go to Sleep.

Praise for the series: 

I Don't Want to Be a Frog: 
★ "First-time author Petty's dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one's nature with a big grin. . . . The story might create similar gratitude in the minds of readers—or it might just make them giggle."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

I Don't Want to Be Big: 
"Reminiscent of Mo Willems's 'Elephant and Piggie' series."—Publishers Weekly

"An enjoyable read-aloud"—Kirkus

There's Nothing to Do!
★ "Snappy, spot-on dialogue pairs ideally with the outsize drama of Boldt's artwork; reading this book belongs on families' to-do lists."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details

On sale: October 11, 2016
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781101939208
Reading level: Lexile: AD510L | Fountas/Pinnell: L

Author Bio

DEV PETTY is the author of I Don't Want to Be a FrogI Don't Want to Be BigThere's Nothing to Do!, and I Don't Want to Go to Sleep. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dev previously worked as a visual-effects artist in film, contributing to such movies as the Matrix Trilogy. Dev was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and now lives right next door in Albany with her husband, two daughters, some dogs, and other critters. Visit her online at devpetty.com and on Twitter at @devpetty. 
 
MIKE BOLDT is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. His picture books include I Don't Want to Be a Frog (written by Dev Petty), Bad Dog, and Find Fergus. When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBoldt and on Instagram at @thatmikeboldt, and learn more about Mike at mikeboldt.ca.

Praise

"Reminiscent of Mo Willems’s 'Elephant and Piggie' series."—Publishers Weekly

"An enjoyable read-aloud."—Kirkus