The Biggest Boy by Kevin Henkes
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Billy is a big boy who can do all sorts of things by himself. And when his parents tell him he is growing bigger every day, he starts to imagine what it would be like to be the biggest boy in the world.

About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published April 14, 1995 by GreenWilBk. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Billy, impressed with his powers, predicts that he'll be the ""biggest boy in the world."" Much to his delight, his parents' imagination takes wing: they describe-and pictures playfully show-how Billy will grow so big that he can wear his house like a vest, hang a rainbow around his neck, etc.

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Flushed with his success at feeding and dressing himself, a boy and his parents imagine him becoming so big he can wear his house as a jacket and play ball with the sun.

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