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Basil Becomes a Big Brother
     

Basil Becomes a Big Brother

by Armelle Renoult, Claire Frossard (Illustrator)
 

"Croquette is a nice little rabbit. His mummy just gave birth to

many little brothers and sisters. He is very happy to go to the

hospital with his daddy to see them. But once he is in the

room, he is afraid: will mummy be able to play with him

again? Will the babies always be so ugly? And why is

everybody looking at them and not at him?

Croquette

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"Croquette is a nice little rabbit. His mummy just gave birth to

many little brothers and sisters. He is very happy to go to the

hospital with his daddy to see them. But once he is in the

room, he is afraid: will mummy be able to play with him

again? Will the babies always be so ugly? And why is

everybody looking at them and not at him?

Croquette is a Big Brother is a touching story about the arrival

of a little brother or sister in the house."

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K—This new-baby book doesn't add anything to the genre. Basil has just found out that he's a big brother and is going to visit his mom and new siblings. But when he and his father arrive at the hospital, the bunny discovers that he still isn't able to get close to his mother because the infants are getting all of the attention. With reassurances from his older brother that the babies will be more fun when they're bigger, Basil decides that being a big brother is something to be proud of and gets a hug from his mother. This book tends to tell, rather than show, with many actions spelled out in the text instead of depicted in the art. The illustrations of the rabbit family are soft and sweet, but can also miss the mark. On the page where Basil is a little miffed and "wonders why everyone is so excited over these pink, wrinkly babies," he actually looks like he's smiling and the contrast is disconcerting. Kevin Henkes's Julius, the Baby of the World (Greenwillow, 1990) is among the many better choices.—Marian McLeod, Darien Library, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782733821435
Publisher:
Auzou
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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