Alden Carter presents through his text and photographs a young boy getting ready for his sister's birth. His parents involve him every step of the way from telling grandparents to the joy of meeting her at the hospital. A special touch comes when Dustin, after months of pondering, comes up with her name!
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3All librarians will want to put this title on their "new baby" bibliographies. Dustin is excited when his parents tell him he will have a new baby sister after the New Year. He eagerly helps his parents ready the nursery and makes a visit to the local hospital to learn about the care of babies. He is also responsible for picking the perfect name for his new sister. This charming introduction to the topic is illustrated with colorful, full-color photographs that capture the everyday world and experiences of young children. According to the CIP, Dustin has Down syndrome. His joy at being a big brother shines in the photos. The book is crisply organized with an easy-to-read text and an appealing snapshot album at the end with pictures of Dustin and MaryAnn as she begins to grow. A welcome addition.Maura Bresnahan, Topsfield Town Library, MA