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BIG [Kindle Edition]

Coleen Paratore , Clare Fennell
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $18.95
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Book Description

What makes us big? Let us count the ways. With 365 days in a year, we have 365 new chances to prove that size is based not on height, but on heart. BIG challenges readers to find the many small ways that each of us can make a big difference. Readers of all sizes can gain insight into the way local actions add up to a world of change.

Editorial Reviews


""Coleen Paratore's BIG is my cup of tea. A little book that packs a BIG message. A delightful dive into the deeper meaning of what it means to be big."" ~ Peter H. Reynolds, author of Rose's Garden and The Dot

This book is B I G – Beautiful, Important, Glorious. BIG!"" ~ Kate Feiffer, author of My Side of The Car and No Go Sleep

Book Description

BIG goes beyond the basics to show that size is more than a matter of height.  Touching on ideas such as health, citizenship, and imagination, this book can be the key to heartfelt dialogue between children and caregivers about the importance of values over valuables.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5328 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little Pickle Press (July 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008M2IC1W
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #565,863 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book! July 21, 2012
By GMomma
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a wonderful book that shares a great message, not just to our kids but for all of us. It reminds us to look a bit differently about the concept of "Big" -- our physical footprint may be small, but the difference we can make can each day can be huge. Beautiful illustrations by Clare Fennell add a lot to the message in this story. Another favorite for my daughter!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this book! July 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is meaningful and fun! Kids and adults alike will be touched by its message, as well as its aesthetic. It is a wonderful ride of magical prose and art, and worth every moment you spend on it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars When, oh, when, will I be BIG? What does that MEAN? August 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"When you're big, you can do that." What child doesn't look forward to the day when they're big, and they can do all those things they've been told they can't do when they're little? But what does it mean to be "big"? Just HOW big does one need to be? Is "big" like the ruler in front of the rollercoaster that says "You must be taller than this to ride"? How long does getting big take?

With fun, vividly colorful, collage illustrations by Clare Fennell, Coleen Paratore tells young readers just what it really means to be "big." Little people can be "big," too. Getting big takes a lot of little steps. On each page, kids learn that being big is more than being older, richer, and having more "stuff." Big is about becoming independent, about using resources wisely, about helping others, and about being an involved member of your community. "BIG" is a great introduction to these concepts - bright and fun without being "preachy" or getting bogged down in details. Exactly what it means to be an "active citizen of your city, country, world" means is something that's still likely to go over the younger reader's head without additional explanation. It's something teens still struggle with, and adults do, too, sometimes. But I think it's the perfect opening for a conversation between parents and children about just what it means to be "big" and why those things matter.

This is a book parents can feel good about, too - "Little Pickle Press is dedicated to helping parents and educators cultivate conscious,responsible little people by stimulating explorations of the meaningful topics of their generation through a variety of media, technologies, and techniques." Their printed books are made using green energy and recycled materials, with care for the environment.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book July 26, 2012
By Craig
Format:Kindle Edition
My daughter loved this book. Fun, inspiring story and excellent art work. Another great children's book form Little Pickle Press!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Children's Book August 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a beautiful book with wonderful illustrations that seem to almost jump off the page. I am so impressed with the quality of books that come from Little Pickle Press. The stories all have a message, but the message is couched in delightful words that help the message get received. This one is about building character and is an important message for kids today. Maybe even important for some adults. The illustrations by Clare Fennell are so clever and well done, the book is a visual delight for adults and children.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a delight July 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
What a delightful book for young children. With colorful, cheery illustrations, it it shows how thinking of others and being responsible is such an important part of a child becoming a big person. All the Little Pickle books I've seen have the same high quality, combining imaginative visuals with simple messages of kindness and respect. It deserves to be a BIG seller.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BIG is a big hit! July 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
We downloaded the Kindle version of this book at the beginning of the week, and the children have asked to read it again and again. The pictures are so sweet and bright, and the message is clear without being preachy. This is an excellent non-fiction book for children that is fun to read, fun to look at, and fun to learn from.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing little about BIG! July 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Children always look for ways to be bigger, do bigger things and here is beautiful book that confirms that yes they can be BIG in creative and meaningful ways.

My daughters love this book and now want to create a book with the same sort of background art. Another fun summer activity underway!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book
I remember being a child and daydreaming about the day that I would be BIG to do all the things that bigger kids could do. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dana Lehman
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is BIG!
BIG! What makes us BIG? It is not just how tall we are.

Mastering a new grade level. That is BIG!

I would say President Obama is BIG. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bigness INSIDE
Adults seem to take bigness for granted. Not big, in the sense of large, but big as in old enough. Old enough for what, you ask?

Therein lies the tale of Big. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Story Circle Book Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Dreams in a Wonderfully Big Book!
This is a book that makes me smile from beginning to end. Geared toward children, it offers them tools to become BIG in their lives. Read more
Published 23 months ago by ChickLitGurrl™
5.0 out of 5 stars A touching and sweet story, BIG is "big" in every way!
I recently had the pleasure of hearing this wonderful story read by its very special author. Thank you Coleen for such a beautiful and touching gift which I hope to share with my... Read more
Published on August 12, 2012 by Margie
4.0 out of 5 stars BIG beautiful art
I am a sucker for artwork, and was not disappointed by what I found inside Big. Books for young children are hard to do well, chiefly because everything that's been done before... Read more
Published on August 3, 2012 by BusyMom
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks Great on the Kindle Fire
I hadn't tried picture books on my Kindle Fire until this book, and was pleased with the quality of the artwork as well as the ability to read the text very easily. Read more
Published on July 26, 2012 by D. Greer
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