The Little Girl Who Wanted to be Big
There once was a little girl who wanted to be big. Her dad told her that to be big, she had to think big. So she did—she grew taller than the tallest buildings, larger than the largest mountain, and big enough to reach the farthest plants. But being the biggest person in the universe also makes it hard to go home. What’s the biggest girl in the world to do when she’s grown up a little too fast?
Dave Engledow first made waves on the internet with a picture he took of himself groggily cradling his daughter, Alice, like a football and squirting milk from her bottle into a “World’s Best Father” mug of coffee. Dave’s fathering adventures only got sillier, and soon he had enough pictures to publish an adult trade book, Confessions of the World’s Best Father. His work has been featured by People, GQ, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, USA Today, the Today show, Time, and many others.
Dave Engledow brings his vibrant photography to a picture book that’s all about why it’s okay to take your time just being a kid.
Dave Engledow does it again with THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WANTED TO BE BIG. All the little girl wants to do is to get bigger because she's sick of hearing "you're to little". So, instead, she thinks of herself as bigger and all of the ways she can help.
She can help fix things and is never a burden. She is bigger than everything and can do anything. As she goes and goes, one thing interferes with her work: sleep. The girl is soon tucked into her bed, dreaming of being big.
I love the humor in this story and how fun the photographs are. This was a fun bedtime story to read to my daughter. Dave has a gift in photography and story-telling and I'm so happy he's shared it with us. Talent is obvious here and I can't wait for more!
Final Verdict: This is the perfect bedtimes story and is also good for fans of humor and those who dream of being older.