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Jun 09 2011

I love my baby sister by Anna Walker

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Scholastic Press, 2011. ISBN 9781741698947
Ollie, like Miss Nearly 5, has a new baby sister. After all the waiting and anticipation, she is finally here. But is having a baby sister worth all the fuss? It's hard to be patient, especially when everyone keeps telling you you are going to be a big sister and then, when the big day comes, it's all about her and not a lot about you. And where's this playmate you were promised? 'She always sleeps and her ears are small. I say 'hello' but she says nothing at all.' But, quickly Baby Sister, like Miss 10 weeks, grows, and when Ollie, like Miss Nearly 5, pulls a face she starts to giggle, and sing, and play in the bath and play peek-a-boo. And, at last, having a little sister is fun.
This is a simple rhyming book just right for the preschooler who is awaiting this momentous event and the perfect conversation starter to prepare Big Sister to expect a tiny, helpless bundle rather than a ready-made, just-like-you girlfriend.
Barbara Braxton

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