Project Description

Can I Come Too

Can I Come Too?

by Brian Patten
illustrated by Nicola Bayley

Join a tiny mouse as she searches for the biggest creature in the world.

A very small mouse sets out to find something special – the biggest creature in the world. Along the way she meets a menagerie of animals, including a frog, a badger, and a tiger. But which is the biggest of all? Follow their journey in this gentle cumulative tale from a world-renowned author and artist team.

Hardcover: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-796-0
Total Pages: 32
Size: 9 1/4 x 10 1/2
Language: English
Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 166694
AR Reading Level: 3.2
AR Points: 0.5

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: J
F&P Grade: 1


“The meticulously executed colored-pencil illustrations, whether of feather or fur, ferns or foxgloves, are so exquisite that children will become lost in them. Stunning art, paired with a simple poetic text, pulls readers along as they wonder which animal they will meet next.” ―School Library Journal

“The evergreen ‘dream big’ message gets a gracious, nicely designed treatment here.” ―Kirkus


Delaware Diamonds (nominee, K-2) ―Diamond State Reading Association 2015-2016

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (primary) ―Kansas National Education Association 2015

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Meet the Author

Brian Patten is the author of The Big Snuggle-Up, as well as several poetry collections for children. He lives in England. You can visit his website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Nicola Bayley has illustrated many acclaimed picture books for children, including The Big Snuggle-Up and The Jungle Book. She lives in England.