I Am Just Right (Hardcover)

By David McPhail

Holiday House, 9780823441068, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2019

List Price: 15.99*
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The boy in this book is growing and changing-- but that isn't a bad thing.

Celebrate growth and self-acceptance in this simple, sweetly illustrated story about a bunny who is getting too big for baby things-- but who is just right all the same.

The boy in this book is too big for his crib, his shoes, and his tricycle. And he is too big for Grandpa to pick up.

But he is just right for his big-boy bed, his new shirt, and his bicycle. And he is just right for a hug from Grandpa, for his sister, and for this book.

David McPhail's simple story and softly colored, warm illustrations create a book that's just right for preschoolers and kindergarteners, who are growing up themselves. It's just right to share with the little ones in your life.

About the Author

David McPhail is a beloved author-illustrator of many books for children including best-selling picture books, board books, and novelty books. He received a New York Times Best Illustrated Books honor for Edward and the Pirates. He has also received a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor, a Children's Choice Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Children's Booksellers Choices Award, and many state awards.

Praise For I Am Just Right

"This simplest of books offers a strong message to preschoolers, who are starting to realize they are not the  babies or toddlers they once were. . . . the book offers plenty of opportunities for discussion."—Booklist

"Just right indeed."—Kirkus Reviews

"With simple text and soothing pastel drawings, this book will clearly resonate with toddlers and preschoolers who are growing and changing. An excellent read-aloud or lapsit selection." —School Library Journal

"In his distinctive watercolor and pen-and-ink style, McPhail illustrates a stocky, relatable animal character navigating new experiences and becoming more self-assured."—Publishers Weekly