Bobby develops a Napoleon complex, especially after Greg has to save him from a situation caused in part because he ended up doing something he wasn't supposed to since he was too small to handle the job. Bobby does whatever he can to grow, like doing body lengthening exercises, or conversely follow his mother's advice by developing a more important aspect of his self, namely his intellect. But neither of these seems to help at least with Bobby's lack of self esteem. But when Greg and Bobby get in another jam at Sam's butcher shop where Greg has been working part time, Bobby may come to the realization that being small does have its advantages.
Did You Know?
When Bobby goes to Sam's Butcher Shop to buy sausage for Alice's Meatloaf, he never mentions what kind of sausage Alice needs. See more
References Little Big Man