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Even the Smallest Will Grow

Illustrated by Lita Judge

Beloved author-illustrator Lita Judge reminds readers that even the biggest and bravest were once small...and even the smallest can become anything they choose to be.

There is strength in even
the smallest things.
Just as a bird grows
within her egg,
and a cub becomes
a brave big bear,
you too will grow.
Patience, little one.
And remember…
even the smallest will grow.


This beautiful and comforting book reassures children that the world is not too big but rather a place where there is room for everyone—and time enough to grow.

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Even the Smallest Will Grow; When You Need WingsFlight SchoolPenguin Flies Home; Red SledRed HatGood Morning to Me!Born in the Wild; and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Even the Smallest Will Grow; When You Need WingsFlight SchoolPenguin Flies Home; Red SledRed HatGood Morning to Me!Born in the Wild; and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.

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