Big Words for Little People

Big Words for Little People

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Baker & Taylor
While shopping for shoes, a big sister teaches her younger siblings some important words, like "patience," "appropriate," and "respect." 500,000 first printing.


A gracefully appropriate addition to the duo’s superb collection.” Kirkus

The eighth hilarious picture book by the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell helps little people communicate in a big person's world.

With grown-up words like cooperate, respect, patience, and considerate, a large, boisterous family celebrates the power of language and discovers that words—big or little—are the bridge that connects us all.

I know some Big Words.
I'll teach them to you. 
Although you are small,
you can use Big Words too.

Big Words aren't scary.
They're big fun to learn.
I was taught once
and now it's your turn.

& Taylor

A big sister teaches her younger siblings some important words, like "responsibility," "perseverance," and "respect."
A big sister teaches her younger siblings some important words, like "responsible," "persevere," and "respect."

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061127595
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Cornell, Laura, ill


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Apr 01, 2019

LOVE 'Big Words for Little People' because the big words are woven into a narrative about the reader. It's fun to look at the illustrations but more than that, the words are instructive and illustrative for a child to live successfully in the world: 'privacy', 'consequence', 'cooperate', 'inappropriate', 'patience', 'persevere'.

5 star Kudos to the author!

Dec 30, 2014

These words are not as complex as I was hoping for--none of them were new to my 3.5yo. Cute, detailed pictures, but the rhyming sometimes felt quite forced and the meter off.

Jun 19, 2012

This book is awesome I keep renewing it I need to buy it lol its a fun book I read it to my 5, 2, ad one year old and my two year old had learned to say many of the big words lol

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Sep 17, 2014

hgriffin5 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over


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