Much Bigger Than Martin

by Steven Kellogg

Hardcover, 1976



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Dial Press (1976), Edition: Children's Choice Book Club ed, 32 pages


A little boy tries to think of all sorts of methods that would help him grow bigger than his bossy older brother.

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LibraryThing member KellyLPickett
I love this book. It tells the story of Marvin and his little brother Henry who desperately wants to be big like him so he can do all the things Marvin can do. Actually, he wants to be bigger, much bigger, so that he can do things his brother can't. So Henry tries to stretch himself, water himself,
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and when those don't work he eats so many apples that he makes himself sick. When his parents ask him why he ate so many apples he tells them it was because he wants to grow to be big enough to swim to the dock with his brother and friends. Then they let him in on a little secret... When Marvin was his age, he was the same size and couldn't do the things he can do now.
Another great book by Steven Kellogg with fun and whimsical pictures. It talks about the feeling every child has to want so desperately to grow up as fast as possible, but also that growing up takes time and we should enjoy being who we are now.
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