Don’t Want to Be BIG – Book Review

Don’t Want to Be BIG – Book Review

I received a copy of I Don’t Want to Be BIG” ($16.99 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.”

“Frog does NOT want to grow up. Doesn’t need to be tall. Doesn’t want to be able to jump high enough to see the tree frogs. He’s just FINE being small. Besides, if you grow up, you don’t get to do fun things like jump in mud puddles with your best friend, Pig. Do you?

This hilarious story­—which uses humor to teach that it’s great being exactly who you are—is sure to bring a smile to every kid who just wants to stay a kid, in addition to those who are the smallest in their class. It’s a sly and smartly funny tale that will have children and parents laughing together.”

I Don’t Want to Be BIG is a cute colorful picture book for ages 3-7 (grades pre-school – 2) that depicts the fears of growing up.  Young and old readers alike can relate to Frog and his dilemma.  Being small just seems to suit him and that is what he shall be….small.  Once Dad talks to Frog and Pig talks to Frog….Frog realizes that maybe growing up isn’t so bad.

I Don’t Want to Be BIG can be purchased at  Get your copy today for the young readers in your household.

About the Author

DEV PETTY is the author of I Don’t Want to Be a Frog. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dev previously worked as a visual-effects artist in film, contributing to such movies as the Matrix Trilogy. Dev was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and now lives right next door in Albany with her husband, two daughters, some dogs, and other critters. Follow her on Twitter at @devpetty.

MIKE BOLDT is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has been illustrating for children for the past fifteen years, including the picture book I Don’t Want to Be a Frog. When he’s not drawing, he’s building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. He is very glad he’s not a frog.  Follow him on Twitter at @MikeBoldt.


Cynthia Tait

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