Totally reccomend...a must read book for your child.About this itemProduct DetailsReading level: 2-6 yearsPublisher: Putnam JuvenilePublication date: October 13, 1997Language: EnglishProduct Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.3 x 9.1 inchesShipping Weight: 9.6 ouncesAbout this itemFrom School Library JournalPreS. Christopher must always do as his mother requests, as she is much bigger than he. But when she insists he take a bath, he tells her to "go away" on his small toy boat. When she points out that she is too big to get in the boat, he sees this as an opportunity to take control and wills her to "be small." The bathtub becomes a choppy sea, and the woman expresses her fears about being so small and helpless in the boat, but her son is there tubside to help and urge her on. When she demands to be made big again, the youngster assents, satisfied that she can now empathize and understand that it isn't easy being small. Childlike stick figures, the inconsistent sizing of parent and child, and the simplistic text are all effective in helping readers see the world through young eyes. The illustrations are an interesting mix of pastels and deep colors, and have rich, appealing textures. This story will draw a smile from independent preschoolers who hope the adults in their lives can remember what it means to be small.?Lucy Rafael, The Center for Early Education, West Hollywood, CA Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.Product DescriptionMommy says, "Pick up your blocks." Mommy says, "No more T.V." Mommy says, "Time for your bath." Christopher says, "Go away, Mommy! Go away on this boat." Suddenly Mommy shrinks until she is smaller than the bath toys. Riding a tippy boat over perilous waves, she has a new and scary view of the world. Luckily Christopher is there to take care of her, because he know what it is like to be small.