Best Older Sisterby Sook Nyul Choi, Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator)
There's always so much fuss over baby Kiju that Sunhi suspects her family doesn't have any interest in her anymore. Kiju is a sweet baby, but Sunhi can't help being jealous. Her grandmother understands just how Sunhi feels, and soon she and Sunhi have worked out a way to make Kiju's first birthday a party for everyoneespecially Kiju's "best older sister!"
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Halmoni and Sunhi walked to Sunhi's parents' room. They peered into Kiju's crib. Kiju was wide awake and playing with his feet. He was a peaceful, handsome baby.
"Kiju is lucky to have you," said Halmoni. "Soon he will be walking and talking. He will follow you around. You will have to teach him to be smart and kind just like you."
Sunhi's face turned red.
"Halmoni, I was stupid and mean. Sometimes I wanted to be an only child again. I have been a bad older sister," said Sunhi.
"Sunhi, that is all right," said Halmoni. "It is hard to get used to having a baby in the house. Sometimes we wish things had not changed. But that doesn't mean we are bad. I know you love Kiju very much. I know you are going to be the best older sister."
Sunhi watched Kiju.
She promised herself that she would give him the best first birthday party ever.
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