While my children passed this this reading stage a while ago, I do have nieces and nephews in this age group, and I couldn’t resist sharing another great book from Little Pickle Press, BIG. Little kids want to be BIG (usually faster than we want them to be BIG, but in this book you will be in agreement) and this is a lovely way to share wonderful values in a easy to understand and understated way.

This charmingly illustrated, lovingly written book shares the concept of BIG (what is it, how do you get there) in a way that shares the real meaning of BIG (health, citizenship, and imagination and values over valuables) and resonates with people of all sizes. I like my holistic, healthy messages delivered in a non-preachy manner and this book sends the right message in a way that is honest, loving, unaffected, natural and accessible.

Written by the prolific and talented Coleen Paratore who knows the importance of believing in one’s self. “Find what it is you love to do – because that is your gift – and then find a way to share it.”

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Illustrated by the equally talented Clare Fennell, working in the mediums of collage, paint, and Photoshop, the happy, colorful pages engage one and all.

From the book: “Big is being the biggest you that you can be!”

You’ll love not only the BIG size, but that it’s printed on lovely, recycled paper with soy inks (because Little Pickle Press has BIG ideas about protecting the environment, too).

Want to find out more about BIG and Little Pickle Press? Here are some helpful links:

Picture Book

Kindle e-book

Little Pickle Press website

and blog

Little Pickle Press on Facebook

Little Pickle Press on Twitter

Little Pickle Press on Pinterest

There are wonderful free lesson plans from Little Pickle Press available – a terrific way to continue the conversation through activities.

Thank you to Little Pickle Press for a copy of the book, BIG. I received no compensation for this post and opinions, whether strident, screechy or enthusiastic and cheery, are ever my own.