A wonderful portrayal of a girl’s relationship with her grandmother
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.84(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.09(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Jane Cutler is the author of a popular series of chapter books about Jason and Edward Fraser, which includes the titles No Dogs Allowed, Rats!, and ’Gator Aid. She has also written novels for older readers such as The Song of the Molimo and My Wartime Summers. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Susannah Ryan has illustrated many books for children, including Coming to America. She lives in Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've owned this title for more than two years, and every reread continues to bring tears to my eyes. As an older sibling myself who now has two young children, I can relate to every page of Darcy's journey of acceptance of her baby brother. The words are genuine and spare, with not a hint of saccharine. The text is lovingly and heart-wrenchingly complimented by the gorgeous illustrations. You feel Darcy's loss as her parents delight at each of her baby brother's infant accomplishments. Her grandmother is such a real, wonderful character, and watching her help Darcy work through her feelings in a simple, loving way, any reader will be moved. My sons now both love this book, and seem to be drawn in by its honest title and text. This is a perfect gift for a family expecting a second child, one that is funny and moving.
I just discovered this book. It is wonderful! Especially for children dealing with sibling rivalry, or for someone like me, who remembers how it felt when a new baby intruded into my house. This book is funny, charming, and dear. The delightful illustrations totally enhance the story. The ending is fulfilling. I can't recommend this book enough.