When I Get Bigger
By Mercer Mayer
Random House 1999
From the library
The story: Little Critter is dreaming about all of the things he will be able to do when he is older. He imagines going to the corner store, taking the bus to visit his grandparents, getting a paper route, and camping out in the backyard. By the end of the book though, mom and dad send him to bed because he's "not bigger yet."
Mama opines: Little Critter is one our favorite characters. Little kids will really relate to the things he goes through - dealing with younger siblings, making friends, visiting grandparents, and going to bed. While these books are set in the past, they have timeless stories. I love explaining some concepts to David. When reading this book, I had to explain a rotary phone! It was awesome.
Thoughts from David: I like it because he can go anywhere he wants! I'm not bigger yet. But when I'm bigger, I'm going to live at Grammy's house!
Favorite part: When he looked both ways to cross the street.