I Don't Want To Be Big by Dev PettyI Don't Want To Be Big by Dev Petty

I Don't Want To Be Big

byDev PettyIllustratorMike Boldt

Reinforced Library Binding | October 11, 2016

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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
DEV PETTY is the author of I Don''t Want to Be a Frog, I Don''t Want to Be Big, There''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 ...
Title:I Don't Want To Be BigFormat:Reinforced Library BindingProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.27 X 10.28 X 0.31 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.27 X 10.28 X 0.31 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101939214

ISBN - 13:9781101939215

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Editorial Reviews

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

"An enjoyable read-aloud"—Kirkus