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A black-and-white bunny tells it like it is: "Babies aren't much fun." Every time he turns around, Baby has taken over his space, whether it be rocking with Mommy "in our chair" or singing the special "scrub-a-dub song" with Nana. The adults keep saying, "Help me love the baby," but he only pretends to do so, and his feelings of resentment persist. Then one night, he's the only one to respond to his sibling's crying. He plays all the favorite games with Baby until the little one finally falls asleep. His declaration, "I'm all done pretending. I love my baby!" is a satisfying and believable conclusion. This book presents a realistic view of the emotional difficulty of becoming a sibling. The short, simple text flows smoothly and uses repetition to keep the focus on the theme. The loose, lively illustrations are full of fun details that support both human and animal aspects of these rabbits. For instance, the big brother has a cowboy hat and lasso and Baby plays with colorful wooden blocks, yet the mobile over the crib is made of vegetables and a lantern is lit by fireflies. The underground setting is also a nice touch. This story could well become a favorite for children who are grappling with accepting a new baby into the family.
—Martha TopolCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.