Big Sister Now: A Story about Me and Our New Baby

Big Sister Now: A Story about Me and Our New Baby

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by Annette Sheldon, Karen Maizel
     
 

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Kate feels left out and forgotten when her new baby brother Daniel arrives. The typical confusion and mixed feelings in sharing parents with a new and "demanding" baby trouble Kate. With her wit and resourceful nature, Kate explores her new role and achieves the confidence to embrace her little brother. Includes Note to Parents. Full-color illustrations.See more details below

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Kate feels left out and forgotten when her new baby brother Daniel arrives. The typical confusion and mixed feelings in sharing parents with a new and "demanding" baby trouble Kate. With her wit and resourceful nature, Kate explores her new role and achieves the confidence to embrace her little brother. Includes Note to Parents. Full-color illustrations.

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This picture book portrays a child's feelings when she is no longer the baby in the family. It's hard when she's told repeatedly to wait, for breakfast or for book time. And even though she tries to be helpful, she doesn't always succeed. Even so, her parents regularly praise her for her behavior, which allows her to say, "I don't like to wait. But I do like to feel big." In the end, she's off with Grandma to bake cookies, a job only she, as big sister, is able to do. The book remains positive even as it shows some of the struggles of this newly expanded family. The text is supported by softly colored, expressive illustrations that capture this challenging time of life; objects scattered about create a realistically messy setting. Back matter has useful advice for parents about the possible emotional responses exhibited by an older child toward a new sibling. The story is simple and relaxed, and the insight of the final pages will be welcomed.
—Martha TopolCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591472438
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
565,378
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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