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$19.99  $18.59
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
9.31 X 11.27 X 0.53 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Vashti Harrison is the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Little Leaders, Little Dreamers, and Little Legends and the illustrator of Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe, Matthew Cherry's Hair Love, Andrea Beaty's I Love You Like Yellow, and Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic's Hello, Star, among others. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia and her MFA in film/video from CalArts, where she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Vashti lives in Brooklyn, New York, and invites you to visit her at or on Instagram and Twitter @vashtiharrison.


* "[An] ode to big self-love... Full of important truths about adultification and anti-fat bias, Harrison's deceptively simple telling tenderly offers the self-affirming beliefs that kids are kids in any body and that it's okay to take up space."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "The text is spare but pointed; Harrison's emotionally powerful, pink-hued illustrations focus on her protagonist's inner ­experience... This book offers readers an opportunity to remember that we all deserve love and respect--no matter what size we are."--Horn Book, starred review
"A gentle and loving book about what it means to be big. Harrison's stunning art style perfectly encapsulates all the beautiful roundness of being a child, and encourages love and warmth for yourself if you are navigating the world as big."--Tildy Lutts, Belmont Books (Belmont, MA)
* "This emotionally and socially resonant picture book stands out with its exceptional strength, beauty, and grace."--Booklist, starred review
* "Straightforward enough for even very young children to understand and appreciate, but with a vital message for adults too, Big is one of the year's most exceptional picture books."--BookPage, starred review
* "Bestselling creator Harrison has produced another classic that belongs on every child's shelf--this is one that will nurture little ones and help them to see the beauty in themselves.... A healing balm with the power to make the world a bit kinder."--Kirkus, starred review
A New York Times Bestseller
A TODAY SHOW Read with Jenna Jr Summer Reading Selection

A Kids' Indie Next List Pick
A Publishers Weekly Summer Reading List Pick
An Amazon Best Book of the Month