<img src="https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Wavebird is wide. It's obviously much thinner, which means you can hold it comforably in your hand.
There's also a bonus shot of the Wii packaging as well. They really made this remote suitable for all ages and all hand sizes. Of course, if your snausages are a bit too chubby to fit around the controller, you still have a month to do some finger exercises to get them into fighting shape.