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Posted November 8, 2004
A Wonderful Ode to Older Siblings from a Grateful Baby!
Told from the perspective of a baby, this ode to older siblings is a great antidote for the older sibling who is feeling neglected or otherwise having difficulty adjusting to their younger sibling(s). For the younger sibling, it also reinforces the value and benefits of the attention and love provided by an older sibling(s). Here, a pre-verbal young mouse ¿talks¿ to herself about all of the things she wants to say to her sister when she learns to speak understandable sentences. Pictures show the older sister patiently, sometimes reluctantly, helping her younger sister in a number of ways while the younger one ¿talks¿ about them gratefully. This includes the older sister feeding the younger one, sharing toys and treats, entertaining and playing with her, helping her learn to walk and sing songs and protecting her. The younger sister wants to more than merely thank her sister for all these things. She also plans to apologize to her for all of the mischief and trouble the she has caused her. Again, these misadventures are shown in accompanying illustrations. Told in very sparse text set against simple, comical illustrations, the pages leave lots of blank space for resting young eyes. Recommended for all children aged 2 to 6 and highly recommended for those with younger siblings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.