Synopses & Reviews
Children and parents alike will delight in this joyous declaration of toddler independence. This book celebrates the feats of growing out of babyhood and starting to embrace the world on your own terms. Whether itandrsquo;s being tall enough to reach a high shelf or brave enough to splash in the waves, Krensky and Gillingham address the small victories that come with growing just a little bit older. Energentic text and retro-fresh illustrations celebrate this important developmental stage with charm and relevance.
Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture.
Praise for Now I Am Big
andquot;Lovely, understated verse and artwork with a delightfully vintage feel are in perfect sync in this testament to a boy's increasing capabilities...It's a quiet yet confident affirmation of the skills children master with each passing year.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
andquot;Short and satisfying, these 'empowering celebrations' of burgeoning independence will encourage small children to see how far they've already come.andquot;
andmdash;The Wall Street Journal
andquot;Krensky celebrates the increasing independence of toddlers and their pride of accomplishment.andquot;
andmdash;The Horn Book
"The brightly colored art and rhymes are reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's work with their quirky absurdity." and#151; School Library Journal
and#160;"Sure to become a storytime favorite." and#151;Kirkus Reviews
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves. Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful, and straight from the heart. Full color. 9 x10.
Exuberant rhymes and wild illustrations celebrate self-acceptance.
About the Author
KAREN BEAUMONT's picture books include Being Friends, illustrated by Joy Allen, and Louella Mae, She's Run Away!, illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger. She lives in San Martin, California. DAVID CATROW is a political cartoonist and the illustrator of many popular books for children, including the Book Sense 76 Top Ten selection Don't Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.