By Jonathan Bentley
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Jonathan Bentley’s illustrations pulled me into the book, and I was delighted. A toddler boy knows he’s little when he sees his older brother. When he tries to be big, it never works. He thinks of all kinds of things he could do with his brother, if he were only big. But he soon realizes what life would be like if he didn’t have his big brother to tell him funny stories after dinner, among other things. Carefully selected words and watercolor/ink illustrations show how being little is perfectly fine, after all.
A story that celebrates imagination, “what if I were bigger”, and accepts that the world is perfect just the way it is. An endearing, playful story told with both words and illustrations that tell their own story.