Lacey's luxurious life as an "only dog" changes the day Mom and Dad bring home a new baby. While Lacey goes through all of the confusion and upset that any child feels when presented with a new sister or brother, she eventually starts to like having baby Elana around, and even tries to teach her a favorite hobby: barking. But when Elana takes no no tice of all the noise, Lacey realizes that Elana can't hear, and she v ows to become "Elana's ears"y and the best big sister in the world. With wry commentary, Lacey offers children a refreshingly honest and funny glimpse at parents, new babies, and growing toddlers. For parents, a comprehensive afterword by Jane Annunziata, Psy.D. describes childr en's common responses to new siblings and offers extensive how-to recommendations for making the adjustment as easy as possible.