You're Getting a Baby Sister!: with audio recording [NOOK Book]

Overview

A baby sister is on the way! Older siblings will love this board book primer on how to receive their new addition.

A baby sister is joining the family! That’s great news, but older siblings may be a bit uncertain. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect: “Your sister will drool. She will smell. She will scream. She just might pull your hair. She’ll do things that seem mean.” The text, accompanied by ...
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Overview

A baby sister is on the way! Older siblings will love this board book primer on how to receive their new addition.

A baby sister is joining the family! That’s great news, but older siblings may be a bit uncertain. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect: “Your sister will drool. She will smell. She will scream. She just might pull your hair. She’ll do things that seem mean.” The text, accompanied by irresistible art from renowned illustrator Sam Williams, also explains how older kids can be role models to their new little sister: “You can be her first teacher. Show her things that you know. Give her patience and love, she’s just starting to grow.” At the back of the book, there’s even designated space for older siblings to write about their new baby sister.

This book is a great gift for the new big brother or big sister to be! And a great gift for parents, too!

Sam Williams’s Baby Cakes has sold more than 65,000 copies!
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With sensitivity and humor, Higginson gives prospective older siblings the scoop on what to expect from the new bundle of joy: “Baby sisters are darling./ Baby sisters are cute./ But don’t let her looks fool you—/ because here is the truth.” Williams’s gentle pastel palette depicts families celebrating the arrival of their baby girls; the expressions on the older siblings’ faces show mixed emotions. Little sisters drool, smell, scream, and break toys (“the ones you love too”), concedes Higginson. But there is a silver lining: “You can be her first teacher—/ show her things that you know./ Give her patience and love—/ she’s just starting to grow.” It’s a pitch-perfect primer that reminds readers of the upsides of being a big brother or sister, without minimizing or trivializing those less-than-wonderful moments. Available simultaneously: You’re Getting a Baby Brother! Ages 2–5. (Feb.)
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You’re Getting a Baby Sister!

Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Sam Williams. Little Simon, $7.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-4424-2050-2

With sensitivity and humor, Higginson gives prospective older siblings the scoop on what to expect from the new bundle of joy: “Baby sisters are darling./ Baby sisters are cute./ But don’t let her looks fool you—/ because here is the truth.” Williams’s gentle pastel palette depicts families celebrating the arrival of their baby girls; the expressions on the older siblings’ faces show mixed emotions. Little sisters drool, smell, scream, and break toys (“the ones you love too”), concedes Higginson. But there is a silver lining: “You can be her first teacher—/ show her things that you know./ Give her patience and love—/ she’s just starting to grow.” It’s a pitch-perfect primer that reminds readers of the upsides of being a big brother or sister, without minimizing or trivializing those less-than-wonderful moments. Available simultaneously: You’re Getting a Baby Brother!

Publishers Weekly, December 12, 2011, *STAR

Kirkus Reviews
There's a lot to celebrate (and dread) when a baby sister arrives. The book opens with upbeat anticipation, but quickly enough the mood shifts as two children stare out at the audience with solemn expressions. "But before you start cheering, / there are a few things you should know." In a realistically tender and humorous review, these seasoned older siblings explain that babies cause quite a stink. Little sisters force the formerly only (now older) youngsters to share both physical possessions and parents' time. Rhymes dryly capture the lows. "She might pull your hair. / She'll do things that seem mean." A knowing voice encourages readers to take on the role of teacher and protector for their new sisters. Thin, vulnerable lines focus on expression and interaction against white backgrounds. A spot for photos and notes encourages record-keeping. You're Getting a Baby Brother delivers the same cautious congratulations and refreshing insight. (There's nothing, alas, for those old-fashioned families who want to preserve the mystery of their baby's sex.) Nicely explores little ones' excited anticipation and justified reservations about the newest additions to their families. (Board book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442450332
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Sam Williams is the author, illustrator, and designer of numerous picture books for young children. Some of the books he's lent his talent to include the Bunny and Bee series, Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters, and Pea Pod Babies by Karen Baicker. He recently put down his paintbrushes and took up the challenge to climb Mount Blanc! Sam lives with his wife in Hertfordshire, England.
Sheila Sweeny Higginson is an award-winning author who has worked in children’s and educational publishing for twenty years. She has written more than 100 books for children. Sheila lives with her husband Felipe and their two children in Brooklyn, New York.
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