Little Juniper Makes It BIG (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374310455, 40pp.
Publication Date: July 23, 2019
Aidan Cassie, the creator of Sterling, Best Dog Ever, employs her pitch-perfect humor and heartwarming illustrations here again to help little ones love themselves at any size in Little Juniper Makes It BIG.
What Juniper lacks in size, she makes up for in heart. And her heart is dead-set on growing up and getting taller. She's tired of having to reach for the cookie jar or use a stepping stool for the toilet. Everything in Juniper's world seems to be made for adults. Ugh!
Juniper is industrious, however, and builds several silly contraptions to help reach her goals. But it isn't until she makes a fun new friend at school, Clove, who is even smaller than Juniper, that she is able to see her world from a new perspective—and appreciate all sizes, big or small.
About the Author
Aidan Cassie studied animation and earned a media arts degree at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design as well as Edinburgh College of Art. Sterling, Best Dog Ever is her first picture book. She lives on a small island, surrounded by other artists, in the Salish Sea of British Columbia.
Praise For Little Juniper Makes It BIG…
"Fetching in words and pictures, this story shows how sometimes all one needs is a growth in perspective." —Kirkus Reviews
"This sweet look at how a change in perspective can alter one’s own reality offers a comforting, inspiring message. Cassie’s expressive illustrations complement the narrative, offering youngsters silly scenes and adorable details to unpack." —School Library Journal