Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Little Miss, Big Sis by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

- How Will She Handle A New Baby In The Family? -

“The big news is this: Little Miss will be a big sis.” 
The minimal text and illustrations wonderfully convey the emotions of becoming a big sister. We see her anxiously waiting and anticipating the new baby's arrival by watching an hourglass and marking days off a calendar.

Finally, she and the family rush off to, I assume, the hospital. The little girl is extremely happy to have a younger sibling join the family. She even takes it all in stride when the baby sleeps, fusses, eats, and repeats.

Even when the baby cries and cries, the text is,
“Do not despair - - I’ll help care!” 
As the baby grows she makes forts for the baby to play in. There are even times when she is annoyed, like when the toddler pulls her hair. But will this big sister be able to continue with loving patience?

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me:  Nothing

What I Liked Most:  The rhyming text is simple, not forced or hard to read. The book is believable with nothing didactic about it. As always, the illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds are just right for this story.

This would be a terrific gift for a soon-to-be big sister. I highly recommend it.

Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher:  HarperCollins (June 2015)

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