Elana's Ears, or How I Became the Best Big Sister in the World

Elana's Ears, or How I Became the Best Big Sister in the World

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by Gloria Roth Lowell, Karen Stormer Brooks
     
 

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Lacey's luxurious life as an "only dog" changes the day Mom and Dad bring home a new baby. While Lacey goes through all of the confusion and upset that any child feels when presented with a new sister or brother, she eventually starts to like having baby Elana around, and even tries to teach her a favorite hobby: barking. But when Elana takes no no tice of all

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Lacey's luxurious life as an "only dog" changes the day Mom and Dad bring home a new baby. While Lacey goes through all of the confusion and upset that any child feels when presented with a new sister or brother, she eventually starts to like having baby Elana around, and even tries to teach her a favorite hobby: barking. But when Elana takes no no tice of all the noise, Lacey realizes that Elana can't hear, and she v ows to become "Elana's ears"y and the best big sister in the world. With wry commentary, Lacey offers children a refreshingly honest and funny glimpse at parents, new babies, and growing toddlers. For parents, a comprehensive afterword by Jane Annunziata, Psy.D. describes childr en's common responses to new siblings and offers extensive how-to recommendations for making the adjustment as easy as possible.

Editorial Reviews

The story of a baby with a hearing loss is told through the perspective of the "big sister dog." The dog experiences feelings of jealousy when the baby arrives, and then sadness and guilt as the hearing loss of the new baby is detected. The normal feelings associated by the sibling of a child with a hearing loss are depicted throughout the story. The author includes a section to help parents consider the feelings of siblings and help meet their needs, too. The illustrations are fun and enjoyable. 2000, Magination Press, $8.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: S. Latson SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557987020
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
636,290
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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