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
Although he is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.
Designed especially for toddlers, this large die-cut board book features an intriguing locomotive shape, bright, cheery illustrations, and a simple retelling of the original story just right for reading aloud.
About the Author
Stephen Krensky has published more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts. Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer who has published over 15 books for young children. She lives with her family in British Columbia.