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Once Upon a Baby Brother
by Sarah Sullivan and Tricia Tusa


Overview - A big sister discovers that her baby brother might be more than just a nuisance, in this funny picture book illustrated with energy and pizzazz by an award-winning artist. Full color.   Read more...

 
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Overview

A big sister discovers that her baby brother might be more than just a nuisance, in this funny picture book illustrated with energy and pizzazz by an award-winning artist. Full color.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374346355
  • ISBN-10: 0374346356
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Publish Date: June 2010
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-06-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

“From the day she could talk, Lizzie loved to tell stories,” writes Sullivan (Dear Baby: Letters from Your Big Brother)--no mean storyteller herself--as Tusa (The Sandwich Swap), in the first of many slyly funny watercolors, shows the heroine, then a toddler, standing on a stack of books in her crib and acting out a narrative with toys for her rapt dog. The arrival of a little brother, Marvin, threatens to induce writer’s block, but thanks to an inspirational second-grade teacher, an assignment to write a comic book, and Marvin’s fortunately timed trip to Gramma’s, Lizzie discovers that a new sibling can actually be a girl’s best muse. Sullivan and Tusa seem to know in their bones that writing can be so all-consuming that lunchtime and recess pale by comparison. Bits of stories are interspersed (“After slaying dragons in the forest, the princess gave a surprise birthday party for the king”), underlining Lizzie’s inherent creativity, and even when Lizzie sits at her desk with her back turned to the audience, readers will know they’re witnessing a girl who’s utterly in the zone. Ages 5–8. (June)

 
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