THINK BIG! by Nancy Carlson


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Age Range: 4 - 7
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Vinney is tired of being overlooked—literally. Being short means Vinney, a bright green frog, is picked last in sports, ends up with a bad part in the school play and even gets called names. His mother offers some simple, but smart advice. Think big, she tells him. Sure enough, Vinney is rewarded for his new attitude: He jumps to reach the chapter books on the library shelves; he challenges the older kids to a game of four-square at recess; and he even gets extra pizza at lunch. However, he also learns that being small has its advantages, as he darts between the legs of his opponent in a basketball game to score. Bright illustrations, featuring a menagerie of animals, are the perfect accompaniment to the positive message of reaching beyond obstacles while still realizing your own strengths. Though the solution is overly simple, it offers attitude, which might be enough for some. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-57505-622-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Carolrhoda
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2005


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