PreS-K-The toddler in this story is not ready to welcome a new sibling. She observes the baby from afar, gradually sneaking a look, drawing closer until ``Touch fingers./Baby holds.'' The infant playfully smiles and, ``Smile back./ Baby's home.'' Watercolor with pen-and-ink drawings carry the action, while a two-sentence commentary on each page relates the sister's observations and reactions. A pleasant debut for a picture-book author that will appeal to many first-time brothers and sisters.-Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria,VA
A new baby's arrival home from the hospital produces mixed emotions in siblings. In this simple picture book, with a text of two-word sentences ("Baby drools. Make face" and "Sing song. Baby smiles"), a little girl works through her feelings as the family adjusts to its new addition. From her initial hurt from lack of attention to her glowing pride in calming the infant, the older sister displays normal reactions in a healthy way. The perky color drawings, with a range of apt facial expressions, match the thrust and tone of this volume. Although the subject matter has been covered in many other books, a fresh, modest look at an old problem is always welcome.