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Rex's parents are adopting a baby, and Rex doesn't like the idea at all. Suppose her parents are so busy with the new baby they forget about her?
So she comes up with a plan. If she can be the perfect big sister, her parents will have to pay attention to her. The trouble is, being the perfect big sister is a lot of work, and it doesn't leave time for much else -- like her best friend, Pinky.

Determined to be a good big sister, Rex ...

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Overview

Rex's parents are adopting a baby, and Rex doesn't like the idea at all. Suppose her parents are so busy with the new baby they forget about her?
So she comes up with a plan. If she can be the perfect big sister, her parents will have to pay attention to her. The trouble is, being the perfect big sister is a lot of work, and it doesn't leave time for much else -- like her best friend, Pinky.

Determined to be a good big sister, Rex starts spending all her time with the baby her family has adopted, making her neighbor Pinky fear that he has lost her friendship.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Howe uses contemporary settings in his very popular "Pinky and Rex" series for beginning readers. The fear of displacement by a new sibling is realistically treated and nicely resolved in this charming story.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- Fearing that she'll be an ``invisible girl'' when her parents adopt a baby boy, Rex hides her burgeoning feelings of insecurity by trying to be the perfect big sister. When she decides to stick close to home and help out, her best friend, Pinky, misses her. His gift of a soccer ball for the baby, which will need to be ``broken in'' by the older children, leads to a return to normalcy. Those who have outgrown easy readers will appreciate this gentle story of two friends who really care about each other. Situations unfold naturally; especially well handled is the topic of adoption, treated simply and sincerely with a touch of humor. The bright, colorful illustrations help make this a welcome addition to library collections. --Valerie F. Patterson, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
Janice Del Negro
Rex's parents have decided to adopt a little boy. Nervous about being forgotten when the new baby arrives, Rex rushes about making herself indispensable as "Number One Big Sister." That's all well and good, except that her best friend Pinky is beginning to feel neglected because Rex won't do anything that isn't related to the baby. The resourceful Pinky brings a present to baby Matthew--a soccer ball, which Rex will have to "break in." Luckily, Rex's mother recognizes that Rex is devoting a little too much time to her new brother and sends her off to play ball. The latest in Howe's series of Pinky and Rex books, this is a short, easy chapter book with engaging watercolors. It will be a solid, useful purchase for collections serving children who are learning to read, as well as transitional readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481410649
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Pinky & Rex
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 415,129
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor book A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.
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