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From Emmy Award nominee and author-illustrator Steve Small comes a picture book about the bond between father and son, being little, and growing up one day at a time.

When Wellington is given a new jacket exactly like Dad’s for his birthday, he’s delighted! But his delight turns to disappointment when he tries it on and it’s far too big. Even worse, what if it’s not that the jacket is too big, but that he’s too small? Luckily, Wellington’s dad has a plan, and on an exciting day out that includes a ride on the bus, a super-size strawberry sundae, a toot on a tuba, and a visit to his granddad, Wellington learns that he’s growing up exactly as fast as he should be—and just like his dad.

About The Author

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Steve Small has worked in animation for over thirty years as a director, designer, and animator. The work has varied from working on Disney features to designing and directing shorts, TV series, and commercials. He’s the illustrator of I’m Sticking with You and the author and illustrator of The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water, Wellington’s Big Day OutBrave Little Bear, and The Hare Who Wouldn’t Share. Steve lives in London, and when he’s not painting and drawing, you’ll likely find him feeding the crows on Blackheath Common.

About The Illustrator

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Steve Small has worked in animation for over thirty years as a director, designer, and animator. The work has varied from working on Disney features to designing and directing shorts, TV series, and commercials. He’s the illustrator of I’m Sticking with You and the author and illustrator of The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water, Wellington’s Big Day OutBrave Little Bear, and The Hare Who Wouldn’t Share. Steve lives in London, and when he’s not painting and drawing, you’ll likely find him feeding the crows on Blackheath Common.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 30, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665922562
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD560L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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