Maria Dek's When I Am Bigger reaches even greater numbers and more imaginative heights in this follow-up counting book to the acclaimed When I Am Big.
As we grow, our dreams grow bigger too! When I Am Bigger is a counting book with numbers from nine to one hundred that skip ahead in non-sequential order, so readers are challenged to count all the objects to get the right number—and discover all the silly details in each scene along the way. This book builds on the whimsical scenarios in When I Am Big, like creating 31 incredible contraptions for traveling around the world, while also incorporating lessons on self-awareness, independence, and a spirit of giving back. The perfect book for adventurous young learners ready to take the next step in counting.
Maria Dek creates original and expressive watercolor illustrations from her home in Bialowieza, Poland, a village in the oldest forest in Europe. Dek is the author-illustrator of When I Am Big, A Walk in the Forest, and Malo and the Merry-Go-Round. She holds degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and University of the Arts London.
"[A] picture book full of fantastical watercolor illustrations that’s designed to get 3- to 7-year-olds totting up their numbers."
- The Wall Street Journal
"A companion to Dek’s When I Am Big (2018), this playful picture book focuses on older children, kids who are revving their imaginations and developing zany plans for their future….Delightful renderings of offbeat notions and quantities."
- Kirkus Reviews,
"Three cheers for a counting book for big(ger) kids!...This 46-page picture book sets out to pleasantly challenge a slightly older reader, or the child who is ready to take on higher double-digits."
- New York Journal of Books,