Jaiceon wishes he was big—bigger than his whole family, bigger than everyone! If he were big, he could reach the cookies on the counter, or make his own sandwich. He could stay up really late, swim with sharks, and even be best friends with Bigfoot! Nobody’s your boss when you’re big.
When Jaiceon’s wish is granted, rules shrink away, and he dives into a world of enormous fun. But as he grows, the situation grows out of control along with him, and Jaiceon starts to wonder if being small wasn’t so bad after all.
The sky’s the limit in this larger-than-life tale about how sometimes what we wish for isn’t exactly what we want, and how, with a little creativity and help, we can learn to love ourselves for who we are right now.
About the Author
Sawyer Cloud is a self-taught, freelance artist who loves sunny days and music. When she's not drawing, you can find Sawyer singing out loud in her room and wearing her favorite fairy costume. She lives in Madagascar with her family and two pets, Arya the dog and Potter the cat.
"This is a fun read-aloud showing a loving and supportive family and the value of not wishing away the present. A good choice for libraries with young readers."
—School Library Journal
"Repetition throughout makes this story a strong choice for reading aloud [...] The longing to be bigger and more independent is a common desire of young children and will likely resonate with many kids and their caregivers."
"It's frustrating being little in a world of high counters and cabinets where your parents and siblings tower over you and the cookies are always out of reach [...] [I Want to Be Big! offers] a good lesson in adaptability."