~I received I DON’T WANT TO BE BIG for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
A favorite frog returns in Dev Petty’s I DON’T WANT TO BE BIG from Doubleday Books for Young Readers just for kids ages 3–7. This is the picture book companion to the critically acclaimed I Don’t Want to be a Frog. Frog is having growing pains as he takes issue with getting bigger.
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.
DEV PETTY is the author of I Don’t Want to Be a Frog. 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. Follow her on Twitter at @devpetty.
MIKE BOLDT is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has been illustrating for children for the past fifteen years, including the picture book I Don’t Want to Be a Frog. 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. He is very glad he’s not a frog. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeBoldt.
I think every little kid goes through a quick phase where they don’t want to get bigger. This book shows how growing bigger doesn’t mean you have to grow up! I love books that remind kids it is okay to just be a kid and have fun! A cute book with a fabulous frog kids love.