My Big Sister

Overview

Meet my big sister.
She's
HILARIOUS!
TREMENDOUS!
FABULOUS!

When I grow up, I want to be as clever as she is.

Photographs and simple text illustrate baby's view of what it is like to have a big sister.

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Overview

Meet my big sister.
She's
HILARIOUS!
TREMENDOUS!
FABULOUS!

When I grow up, I want to be as clever as she is.

Photographs and simple text illustrate baby's view of what it is like to have a big sister.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
My Big Sister by Valorie Fisher follows on the heels of her My Big Brother to introduce a loving big sister from a baby's perspective. Once again, baby's-eye view photographs depict the sibling from ground level, with shots that focus on her feet, a toy animal zoo, and expressive kisses and scowls. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Life with an older sibling is playfully celebrated in this follow-up to My Big Brother (S & S, 2002). From this baby's point of view, everything about an older sister seems larger than life-as the opening close-up shot of pink high-top sneakers indicates. Fisher's bright, artfully composed photographs offer a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the brief, simple text. This dynamic big sister "likes to pick out everyone's clothes" (including the pet guinea pig's) and gets "oodles" of calls (on her red plastic toy phone). She is fun to play with, but the narrator knows "I'm not supposed to bother her when she's working" (like when she's painting her toenails). The relationship is both loving ("My big sister kisses me") and realistic ("and sometimes she doesn't"). A visual treat that is perfect for sharing when the new baby comes.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Fisher explores the feminine side of sibling relations in this companion title to My Big Brother (2002). Told from the younger sibling's perspective, anecdotal statements deftly capture the essence of big-sisterhood, expressing all the love, bossiness, and sauciness that it entails. The artful selection of photographs expands the narrative. Functioning as a humorous foil to the text, Fisher's images comically deflate the weighty declarations: "But I'm not supposed to bother her when she's working" depicts the older sister diligently painting her toes with hot-pink nail polish. Intriguing angles, bold colors, and a medley of exaggerated expressions on the subject's faces guarantee the photographs will engage the reader's eye. The carefully worded comments, bolstered by Fisher's exceptional photography, convey a powerful message about the deeply rooted bonds that exist between an older sister and her younger sibling. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689854798
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/5/2003
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 807,232
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.28 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Valorie Fisher is the author and illustrator of My Big Brother and My Big Sister, both Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winners; and Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears, called "sassy" in a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and are in many major museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Ms. Fisher lives in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.

Valorie Fisher is the author and illustrator of My Big Brother and My Big Sister, both Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winners; and Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears, called "sassy" in a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and are in many major museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, London's Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Ms. Fisher lives in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.

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