BIG

BIG

4.8 5
by Coleen Murtagh Paratore, Clare Fennell, Mayer Jim
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Follow three young friends, all different ages, as they figure out that being BIG isn’t measured by years, or weight, or inches. It’s being a friend to others. A friend to the Earth. A friend to yourself. Every day, in lots of little ways, they discover we all have the chance to be BIG!

Overview

Follow three young friends, all different ages, as they figure out that being BIG isn’t measured by years, or weight, or inches. It’s being a friend to others. A friend to the Earth. A friend to yourself. Every day, in lots of little ways, they discover we all have the chance to be BIG!

Editorial Reviews

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

Cool Mom Picks: “Another standout is BIG, with fabulous collage illustrations by Clare Fennell and a nice story by author Colleen Paratore. It would be an excellent big sibling gift as you can imagine—or even a little sibling book, really. The idea is that ‘big’ isn’t measured in how tall you are, but how bright, healthy, and imaginative you are—‘being the biggest YOU you can be."

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—"BIG is being the biggest YOU that YOU can be," is Paratore's message. That means being bright, healthy, and imaginative. It also means being kind, helpful, and a valuable member of your community. Produced by a company whose mission is to "cultivate conscious, responsible little people," this book explains how being eco-friendly, an "active citizen," and maintaining healthy habits makes one "BIG," rather than measuring one's physical size or number of possessions. Perhaps the best message is that "BIG happens little by little, one little thought, one little question, one little action…one little day at a time." Former greeting-card designer Fennell supplies jolly collages of active children of various ethnicities. Although the moralizing content is well-meaning, the typeface emphasizes many random words and the general format of the book applies to an audience younger than those who may grasp the concepts.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619890718
Publisher:
Little Pickle Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
934,010
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

"Each and every year, every person
on the planet gets 365 presents. You...me...everybody.
365 brand New days.
And every day,
in countless ways,
we can choose to be little—
or we can choose to be BIG."

Meet the Author

Coleen Murtagh Paratore is the proud mother of three BIG sons. In addition to writing, she gives presentations at state and national conferences and book festivals, as well as visiting schools across the country, where she enjoys meeting librarians, teachers, parents, and students. Visit her at coleenparatore.com.

After many years working as a designer and studio manager in the UK greeting card industry, Clare Fennell took the plunge and decided to follow her lifelong dream and illustrate children's books. She ousted her husband from his beloved study and converted it to a rather messy studio filled with children's picture books, cats, cushions, pencils and paint. Today she is joyfully collaging the contents of her imagination into children's books and loving every moment.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Big 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
BIG is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
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.  Being a President is a BIG accomplishment.   You can be BIG in your community.  Being BIG enough to set a good example for your younger siblings. This would be a BIG responsibility.   Maybe you are BIG enough to get on your bike without training wheels.  That is also a BIG accomplishment! How will you know when you are BIG? When you succeed at what you are trying to accomplish. I really liked the lesson the author teaches in this story.   I think it will make a BIG impression on children of all ages. Probably some grownups too.    It will be fun to see how many times in a day we can succeed in someway BIG.   This story teaches responsibility, to set goals for oneself and to be a good (BIG) citizen.   The illustrator depicts the story with characters and other images that tells the story in a BIG way.  The illustrations are in BIG bold colors that will peak the child's imagination.    BIG! BIG! FUN! I highly recommend this book. Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book for from Little Pickle Press for review.   I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story with a good message for kids.