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Dear Baby : Letters from Your Big Brother
by Sarah Sullivan and Paul Meisel

Overview - A young boy records the ups and downs of life as a new big brother in a scrapbook of funny, earnest letters and other touching memorabilia.
There's a baby on the way Of course, Mike is very excited and curious about his new sibling. And he's very eager to assume his new role as a big brother.
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Overview
A young boy records the ups and downs of life as a new big brother in a scrapbook of funny, earnest letters and other touching memorabilia.
There's a baby on the way Of course, Mike is very excited and curious about his new sibling. And he's very eager to assume his new role as a big brother. To start, he's decided to record his observations and experiences in a series of letters to the baby, displayed here along with playful illustrations of Mike's own drawings, family "snapshots," and even a sonogram. Whether Mike is feeling like an "invisible boy" or boasting of his new sister's talents, whether furious when she breaks his favorite toy or proud to save her from a hot curling iron, his account of his first year of life as an older brother evolves into a very special keepsake -- and a funny, honest, and heartfelt tribute to sibling relationships.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763621261
  • ISBN-10: 0763621269
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2005
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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Sibling revelry

Sarah Sullivan's Dear Baby: Letters from Your Big Brother offers a boy's-eye view of life with a new sibling. Letters composed by a boy named Mike to his infant sister Erica reflect young Mike's confusion and excitement as he becomes accustomed to life with baby, learning to share toys, deal with smelly diapers and accept the fact that mom and dad can't spend as much time with him now. Mike's notes are filled with humor, inquisitiveness and, of course, important instructions for Erica: "This is to tell you NOT to play with my toys EVER again!!" The notes also reflect Mike's pride in the family's new addition: "Now I think having a little sister is the best thing that could ever happen to a boy like me." Paul Meisel's appealing illustrations make the story sparkle, and fun visuals like a real birth announcement, an actual sonogram and a fold-out birthday card add a wonderful authenticity. This ingenious little book about family and friendship would be an excellent way to introduce the topic of a new baby to older brothers—and sisters.

 
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