Monday, November 05, 2007

How To Be a Baby by Me, The Big Sister

How To Be A Baby by Me, the Big Sister
by Sally Lloyd-Jones

illustrated by Sue Heap
Schwartz and Wade Books, 2007
ISBN 978-0375838439

You know, we always thought it might be sort of, well, fun to be a baby. We love the idea of lots of napping and people making funny faces at us all the time. But Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sue Heap set us straight. As it turns out, being a baby isn't really very fun at all! After all, babies don't have long princess hair. They don't read books, they eat them. They can't run or hop or use scissors. And then there's that whole diaper thing. That can't be good.

The main character in this charming book gives us plenty of good reasons why being the older sister is a better deal than being the baby. And she sure convinced us! Lloyd-Jones has created a thoroughly believable main character here who is both sassy and sweet. Fans of the book 17 Things I'm Not Allowed To Do Anymore should check this book out, too. The illustrations are fresh and cheerful and reflect the main character perfectly. The childlike text and illustrations meld so well we can't imagine one without the other.

But we still think that lots of napping might not be such a bad thing...

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