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I Don't Want to be Small

Written by Laura Ellen Anderson

Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

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LoveReading View on I Don't Want to be Small

A cry of frustration that will be familiar to every child, ‘I don’t want to be small’ here becomes a celebration of imagination, friendship and learning to be happy with who you are. Our hero is fed up being small, and designs a variety of ingenious ways to get tall quick. When none of them work, he throws his teddy up in the air in exasperation, only for the poor bear to get stuck in a tree, too high to reach. Even the nice girl who offers to help isn’t tall enough, though perhaps together they can solve the problem. Beautifully child-centred, this is immense fun to read aloud and Laura Ellen Anderson’s illustrations are full of energy and charm.

Andrea Reece

I Don't Want to be Small Synopsis

NO! I do NOT want to be so small! I wish I'd keep growing so I can be tall. This little boy is fed up with being so little. He wants to be as tall as his friends and his big brother. But when he loses his teddy bear up a tree, not even his new tall friend can get it back for him. Maybe with a little bit of help they can reach the bear together ...

A fun and inspiring tale about learning to love who we are, no matter what size. A perfect picture book for little people who don't want to be so little!

From the brilliant Laura Ellen Anderson - the author/illustrator of the brilliantly fun I Don't Want Curly Hair and the bestselling Amelia Fang series

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ISBN: 9781408894071
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408894071
Publication date: 2nd May 2019
Author: Laura Ellen Anderson
Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Laura Ellen Anderson

Laura Ellen Anderson is the illustrator of many children's books, including Snowflakes, written by CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. She is also the creative tour de force behind the Evil Emperor Penguin comic series, and the Amelia Fang series, as well as the illustrator of Bloomsbury’s very own Witch Wars fiction series, which has sold over 80,000 copies to date. Laura has also worked for Scholastic, Penguin Random House and Orchard Books. I Don’t Want Curly Hair(Bloomsbury) was her first authored picture book. Laura lives and works in London.  Follow her on Instagram.

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