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by Joyce Dunbar

When Willa wakes up early one day she tries to do things for herself, but soon has to ask older brother Willoughby for help. 'What is it like to be big?'. Willoughby has some answers, but in the end it's Mum who makes them feel good about being small.
Download Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big epub
ISBN: 0552546941
ISBN13: 978-0552546942
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Language: English
Publisher: Corgi Childrens (October 4, 2002)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1655 kb
FB2 size: 1420 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 789
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So sweet. My daughter loves this story.
Wonderful story
I was disappointed in this story. Even for the 4-8 year olds, I found it shallow and not as fleshed out as it could have been.
Remember what it was like to be little and wanting to be big! A time when everything would be better if only you were bigger. This heartwarming story is about a bunny named Willa who is very curious about growing up. She gets up very early one morning by herself and realizes she is too little to get breakfast on her own. Willa decides to wake up her brother, Willoughby, who agrees to help her. As he helps her with breakfast, she starts to question him about what it's like to be big. Willoughby patiently answers Willa's questions with older sibling wisdom. The painted illustrations make you feel warm and comfortable. The endpapers remind you of a cozy quilt. All of which remind you of home. Children K-3 will love this story for it's illustrations and the wonderment of what it's like to be older. Adults will love reading it for the nostalgic memories of wanting to be big and knowing what it's like when you finally get there.
Poor Willa. She's too little to reach the table by herself, too little to get her clothes on by herself, too little for practically any activity that makes life fun. She goes to her older brother Willoughby and begins to quiz him on how it is to be grown up. Willoughby sets her straight with gentle humor and some straight talk.
Throw into the mix the fact that Willa and Willoughby are utterly charming rabbits drawn by illustrator Debi Gliori and you get the idea of this lovely book. Author Joyce Dunbar has done a good job of showing that growing up isn't all it's made out to be, while simultaneously holding out for the idea that there's a lot of good stuff involved. ... A perfectly charming book with sweet illustrations.
This is a story of a brother and sister bunny Willa and Willoughby. Willa is tired of being small and ask her big brother what it's like to be big. He tells her of all the great things she will be able to do like take a bath and brush her teeth by herself and lots more. As Willa thinks about all the like big rabbits do she starts to think maybe she doesn't want to grow up.

I liked the way that the big brother rabbit made time for his little sister. I would like to see more books feature positive sibling relationships like this one does.

The story line is very sweet and will appeal to readers and listeners of all ages.
"Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big" is a sweet sibling story that has the potential to become a true classic. This story is about young anthopomorphic rabbit named Willa who wants to make her own breakfast and her older brother, Willoughby.

When Willa asks for her brother's help, he gets on his slippers and they have breakfast together. Willa talks with her brother about what things will be like when she's older. When Willa doesn't quite like what she hears, Willoughby provides comforting reassurance.

The pages are large, colorful and fully illustrated. There's actually quite a bit of text for a book of this type, but it's easy-to-read. Another winner from the author and illustrator of "Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep."