I'm Big Now by Anthea Simmons
  

I'm Big Now

Written by Anthea Simmons
Illustrated by Georgie Birkett

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This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. ‘There’s a new baby now, I’m not the baby any more’, says the little girl who narrates the story. Sometimes she misses being the littlest, and tries to squeeze into her old baby clothes, now passed on to her new brother; but Mummy and Daddy reminder her how much they love their big girl, and she lists all the great things that big girls can do, from using the potty to playing with friends and enjoying a bedtime story. The little girl’s voice rings out loud and clear and it’s a great book for sharing with lots for adults and children to discuss together. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

I'm Big Now by Anthea Simmons

When you are big, you're not the baby any more, but sometimes you want to do the baby things you used to do before! In this funny journey of discovery, one little girl decides to try out being a baby again, but discovers it is more fun being the big sister of the family.

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This lively, cheerful picture book takes a positive look at one of the changes the arrival of a new baby can bring. -- Andrea Reece * Lovereading4Kids *

A little girl faces a big reality: there's a new baby in the house, and her status has changed... The pastel illustrations and gentle rhymes work to reassure young readers, until the girl, at last, starts to feel a sort of superior compassion for her helpless baby brother. * Booklist *

The combination of Anthea Simmons gently humorous rhyming words and Georgie Birkett's adorable scenes of family life is a total delight. * Red Reading Hub *'

About the Author

Anthea Simmons is a vicar’s daughter and the eldest of six children. She grew up in Cornwall where she was pony and book-mad. After a highly-successful City career, she ‘retired’ to the country to bring up her son, ride, garden, write, paint and teach. More recently she has become involved in a social enterprise dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion in the UK’s board rooms through an apprenticeship scheme. This works brings her into contact with people from all backgrounds and has sharpened her awareness of the need for access to opportunity. She lives in East Devon with (in the holidays) her Chemistry undergraduate son Henry, and her polydactyl ginger cat, Caramac.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: Up to 5 years

Author

Anthea Simmons
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th January 2018

ISBN

9781783445844

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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www.andersenpress.co.uk


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