I'm the Boss!

  • Translated by: Charles Simard
  • Pages:30
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Funny Little Books by Elise Gravel
  • Themes:babies making demands, feelings, repetition, call and response, silly
  • Available:03/15/2022
  • Age Groups:Baby Board Book
Board Book
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Readers of all ages (but mostly the little ones) will understand how this tiny monster feels. For once in their life, this small beast wants to get everything it wants, right here, RIGHT NOW! While the grown-up monster can’t give them a plane they can fly or a cake with lots of candy on top, they can give them a really big hug when they feel upset. This delightful board book will make the little tyrants in your life giggle at the ridiculousness of the demands. And the text’s repetition of “A big one! Right now!” will have toddlers hollering along with glee. Orca apologizes in advance for any autocratic tendencies this book may inspire.

“Children will delight in the fun ideas and the colourful illustrations, and adults will enjoy the story’s relatability. Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Will make for a fun read-aloud...Simple, true-to-life, and fun.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Bright, simple shapes and a deliberately repetitive layout give toddlers plenty to point to and anticipate, in a funny, right-out-of-real-life exploration of how to reach a win-win truce. For baby story hours, the lilt of the text and the sharply defined shapes will have the audience enthralled.”
– School Library Journal
“This is a silly read-aloud every toddler caregiver will relate to.”
– Book Riot
Indigo Best Kids Books   | 2022  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2022  |  Commended