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Big or Little?

by Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Toni Goffe

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list price: $6.95
published: 2009
publisher: Annick Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
2 to 4
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When you’re really young, it can be tough to figure out if you’re a little kid or big kid. So it is for one boy named Toby, who sometimes feels big, like when he pours his own milk, but sometimes feels little, like when he spills it.

Mom and Dad make Toby feel more grown up when they let him help wash the car. But when his older brother says to go away, he feels little again. Sharing toys with his younger sister makes Toby feel big. What about wearing bunny-feet pajamas? That makes you little, right? Not when you’re too big for them. All in all, Toby decides that he wants to be a big kid, but sometimes he likes being little too.

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Editorial Reviews

“The author and illustrator capture that uncomfortable in-between feeling. . . Plenty of children will relate.”

— School Library Journal

"A concept that this newly reissued classic explores with perfect aplomb, admirably assisted by Toni Goffe, whose gentle, charming watercolours provide all the necessary visuals."

— The Globe and Mail

“This is a great book for the “not quite there yet” crowd.”

— Quebec Library Association Bulletin, 04/15
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About the Authors

Kathy Stinson

Kathy Stinson is the author of more than thirty children's books, including the beloved classic Red Is Best and The Man with the Violin, winner of the prestigious TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. She lives in Rockwood, Ontario.
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