This is the type of book that when you read it, not just the first time but every time after it gives you the chills. Bigger is truly a magical book that most young (toddler/preschooler) boys are almost begging for and don't even know it. Since my son (now 4) was first able to speak he only wanted to be bigger and the questions followed and continue to follow; How do I get bigger? I'm much bigger than when I was a baby right? Im bigger than _____, right? I've heard it from my son and all of his friends as well. Being "bigger" is such a "boy thing" and this book could not be more perfect in not only addressing getting bigger but showing them how "big" they were at each stage of their life. The Illustrations are outstanding, the text is filled with imaginative, magical, happy feelings that will open up a new world to your little boy. Bigger was so obviously written with a tremendous amount of care, appreciation and purpose with a goal of instilling confidence in boys which is so very important especially in this young age group. This is such a beautiful book, it is not to be missed. My son absolutely loves this book and his face lights up with delight each time I read it to him, I only wish every other boy also gets the opportunity to enjoy bigger!! BUY IT NOW!
From his mother's womb, this is a tale about how a boy continues to grow with every encounter with the world at large. The way he gets encouragement from the people he meets as he makes his transition to big clothes. It's all about growing, new experiences and new people. Great full-page illustrations supplement the tale of growth.
I have been bemused by my two sons obsessions with being 'bigger' and who is getting bigger faster and with having twins of different heights their constant questions and comparisons have been a little concerning. This book really hits home.
This book shows children very simply how they have grown and how they know they are growing and has a lovely last page that talks about how their knowledge is also growing and how they must be getting bigger to absorb it all.
When I first read it to the smaller of my twins he kept on asking me to reread it over and over. The following morning he stood proud and tall and with a huge smile announced that he was bigger. I love that the book takes the focus away from how they compare to others.
I think it is a must for any boy and particularly for younger/smaller siblings.