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A refreshingly simple book that celebrates growing up Up UP!

Tim Hopgood's stylish illustrations bring this endearing little boy to life as he contrasts himself with an ant, a bear and an elephant... The boy grows throughout the story, and by the end he's bigger than his best friend.

This book confronts a preoccupation of every child, and every child will recognise and empathise with this little boy's wish to be BIG!

Owing to the page turn spread, this ebook is best viewed with screen orientation locked.


  • Beautifully composed drawings with retro charm... Hopgood catches precisely the situations in which children know they've grown.
    King Kalli Magazine

About the author

Tim Hopgood

Tim's first full-time job was in the Art department of iconic street-style fashion magazine i-D, followed by a brief spell at Vogue.

Tim's first book, Our Big Blue Sofa won the Cambridgeshire 'Read It Again!' Award in 2007. This was followed by A Dog Called Rod which was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008 and the British Book Design Awards 2007.

As a freelance illustrator, Tim's work has appeared in Tatler Magazine, Harpers & Queen, GQ and Joyce. Other clients include The National Portrait Gallery London and The Royal Court Theatre.
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