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When I Am Bigger Maria Dek

When I Am Bigger

Counting Numbers Big and Small

Maria Dek

Details: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 10 IN
Pages: 46
Publication Date: 09/21/2021
Rights: World English
ISBN: 9781648960369


Maria Dek's When I Am Bigger reaches even greater numbers and more imaginative heights in this follow-up counting book to the acclaimed When I Am Big.

As we grow, our dreams grow bigger too! When I Am Bigger is a counting book with numbers from nine to one hundred that skip ahead in non-sequential order, so readers are challenged to count all the objects to get the right number—and discover all the silly details in each scene along the way. This book builds on the whimsical scenarios in When I Am Big, like creating 31 incredible contraptions for traveling around the world, while also incorporating lessons on self-awareness, independence, and a spirit of giving back. The perfect book for adventurous young learners ready to take the next step in counting.


Maria Dek creates original and expressive watercolor illustrations from her home in Białowieża, Poland, a village in the oldest forest in Europe. Dek is the author-illustrator of When I Am Big, A Walk in the Forest, and Malo and the Merry-Go-Round. She holds degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and University of the Arts London.