When I Am Big (Hardcover)
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A whimsically illustrated counting book that nourishes a child's curiosity, confidence, and delight in the world through numbers.
What will you do when you are big? How many scoops of ice cream will you eat? How many puddles will you jump over? And what time will you go to bed?
Charming illustrations accompanying the text in When I Am Big to encourage young children to explore and quantify all the fun and adventurous things they can do as they grow up. Through first-person narration, readers will follow along to declare things like "I will tie my shoes all by myself, and make 3 knots with big bows.”, “I will jump over 9 puddles, all of them at once!”, or “I will build a roller coaster that has 17 cars."
When I Am Big is a counting picture book from numbers 1 through 25. When your reader has mastered that, look for When I Am Bigger, the companion counting book from Maria Dek, to count even greater numbers and reach more imaginative heights, with numbers 10 through 100.
About the Author
Based in Gdan´sk, Poland, Maria Dek holds an art degree from both the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and University of the Arts, London. She has written and illustrated three children's books, including A Walk in the Forest and the forthcoming Good Morning Neighbor.
"What small child doesn't love to count or to anticipate all the glorious things they will do when they are bigger? This original picture book combines these two pastimes by embedding succeeding numbers within increasingly imaginative, bold fantasies for the future. Each numeral stands out, enlarged and assertive, within the narrator's declarative dreams. The watercolor illustrations, charming, comedic, and pleasing, will no doubt delight readers."
- Kirkus Reviews