How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister

How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister

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by Sally Lloyd-Jones
     
 

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The New York Times praised this best-selling picture book as "adorable, original, well-illustrated and fabulous." In this first book in the How-To Series (which includes How To Get Married and How to Get a Job), the know-it-all big sister narrator tells it like it is: When you're a baby you don't read books. You eat them. You don't know how

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The New York Times praised this best-selling picture book as "adorable, original, well-illustrated and fabulous." In this first book in the How-To Series (which includes How To Get Married and How to Get a Job), the know-it-all big sister narrator tells it like it is: When you're a baby you don't read books. You eat them. You don't know how old you are, or even if you're a boy or a girl. And you have to keep a special plug in your mouth to stop your scream from coming out. But one day, you won't be little anymore, and then you'll be taller and smarter, and actually quite clever. Like the narrator. And you'll be able to share memories of what it was like when you were little with your incredible Big Sister.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Review, The New York Times Book Review, December 2, 2007:
"An ultracharming picture book."

Starred review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2007:
"There's plenty to pore over in the detail-rich scenes, and the childlike but deft lines match the text's exuberance . . . This is perfect family fare and a welcome departure from storybooks that assume the worst when a new life joins the family."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375873881
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Series:
How To Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of the popular How-To Series: How to Be a Baby, How to Get Married, and How to Get a Job. She is also the author of Being a Pig is Nice and Handbag Friends. She lives in New York.

Sue Heap is the illustrator of the How-To Series by Sally Lloyd-Jones: How to Be a Baby, How to Get Married, and How to Get a Job. She is also the author-illustrator of Cowboy Baby, which won the Smarties Gold Award in the picture book category. She lives in England.

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How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love, love this book! I got it at a baby shower for my second baby, and my older daughter just ate it up. The big sister is sassy and boisterous, and just when you think she may be a little over the top, she turns delightfully sweet. It's just plain adorable.
ADB16 More than 1 year ago
Because my 2.5 year old daughter loved "How to Get Married...by Me, the Bride," I thought she'd enjoy this title as well. I was right, she loves it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is adorable and perfect for an about-to-be-big-sister. I've purchased this as a gift for several different little girls and they've all loved it. It kind of goes through a youngsters confusing emotions when a younger sibling arrives, but I love how it ends with showing how important the siblings are going to be to each other. So cute!
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startemeyer More than 1 year ago
My kids love this book! They giggle the entire way through. We have read it so much they have memorized the text. I would recommend it for all - even boys who love the "potty" words!
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I know the intensions were good but I think this book overdoes it with regards to making the big sister look good! I find I skip a lot of the text when I read it to my daughter as it's actually more negative than good!