Dear Baby: Letters From Your Big Brother

Dear Baby: Letters From Your Big Brother


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763621261
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/09/2005
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.15(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sarah Sullivan is the author of the picture book ROOT BEER AND BANANA, illustrated by Greg Shed. Of DEAR BABY she says, "I always wondered how it would feel to have a younger brother or sister. My brother told me a little bit about how he felt when I came along. I suppose Mike's letters grew out of those conversations." The recipient of an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, Sarah Sullivan writes from her home in West Virginia, where she lives with her husband and her cat.

Paul Meisel is well known for his illustrations in more than thirty children's books, including WHAT'S THE MATTER IN MR. WHISKERS' ROOM? by Michael Elsohn Ross, WHAT'S THAT NOISE? by Michelle Edwards and Phyllis Root, the Cool Crazy Crickets books by David Elliott, and the LET'S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT science series. He says, "There is nothing better than having the opportunity to think and draw like a kid. Cut paper, markers, crayons — I had a ball!"

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Dear Baby: Letters From Your Big Brother 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
adge73 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This is a scrapbook an older (I'd peg at 6 years old or so) brother makes for his new baby sister during her first year of life. It covers the ups and downs of having a new sibling in pretty traditional fashion, but the format is unique and engaging -- especially for older kids.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
Mike’s Mom is expecting a baby, soon. As a way to prepare for his new role as a big brother, his parents ask him to write a letter to the baby. Over the course of a year, Mike writes letters to his new little sister. Readers get to see Mike grow from an anxious, expectant boy, to an annoyed brother, to a proud, big brother, who is ready to brag about his little sister to everyone. Written in a scrapbook style, parents and children will chuckle at the pictures depicting Mike’s adventures. Overall, this is a precious book to teach young boys that it is a wonderful thing to be a big brother. Notes: This review was written for Sasee Magazine and My Sister's Books. This review was posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.