Charlie is a little bird who is always last in line behind his two best friends, Cat and Puppy. Charlie just wants to be first for a change. So he thinks up a scheme to become the leader of the group and finally be first! Join Charlie as he discovers that being the leader involves more than just being first. It involves solving problems and looking out for your friends! Kids will identify with Charlie, a little bird who desperately wants to be first, in this sequel to I Really Want to Be Big! Charlie learns that being first is fun, but leadership comes with responsibility as well. • All creatures great and small: This charming book is teeming with animals that will delight young readers, from the diminutive avian main character to a friendly moose and a comedic fish. • Change your point of view: Charlie’s discovery that a new perspective makes him feel big will resonate with kids who grapple with being small in a big world. • Journey with Charlie: Kids always love a journey, and Charlie’s quest does not disappoint. The tried-and-true device of encountering a series of animals is given a fresh twist in this captivating odyssey. Natural conversation: The back-and-forth of kid-like dialogue among the characters will resonate with young readers. • It’s not easy being first: Parents and teachers will appreciate the lesson that Charlie learns in this gently humorous story—that with leadership comes responsibility. • Second in a series of four: In addition to I Really Want to Be BIG! and I Really Want to Be FIRST!, two more titles are planned—I Really Want the BIGGER PIECE!, and I Really Want MY BALL!


  • 40 pages
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 4 colors

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