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One Special Day : A Story for Big Brothers & Sisters
by Lola M. Schaefer and Jessica Meserve


Overview - Does having a new brother or sister make you into MORE than you already are?

Spencer is about to find out.

He's as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything changes. Now Spencer is strong, funny, wild, brave, free...  Read more...


 
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More About One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer; Jessica Meserve
 
 
 
Overview
Does having a new brother or sister make you into MORE than you already are?

Spencer is about to find out.

He's as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything changes. Now Spencer is strong, funny, wild, brave, free... and gentle, too.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781423137603
  • ISBN-10: 1423137604
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-5
  • Dimensions: 10.82 x 9.15 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.03 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - New Baby
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Siblings

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-01-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Out in his backyard, Spencer can be a lot of things: tall as a giraffe (with help from a ladder) or loud as an elephant (provided he has two metal trash cans to bang). Strong, fast, messy, wild—Spencer has those qualities and more within him. But the big question is, can Spencer be gentle when Mom and Dad bring home a new sibling? This is more of an extended rhetorical question than a story; it recognizes—celebrates, really—kids’ more rambunctious, free-spirited tendencies, while demonstrating that those same attributes aren’t mutually exclusive from tenderness, when it’s called for. Schaefer (Just One Bite) wisely invites audience participation by never identifying the animals that complete Spencer’s many similes, letting images of the creatures provide the answers, rebus-style. Meserve’s (Can Anybody Hear Me?) bold digital drawings are a big plus: she gives Spencer an energetic, devil-may-care intensity that will feel instantly familiar to both kids and parents, and Spencer’s expansive, slightly wild backyard, with its climbing trees, meadow, and mud hole, will be the envy of all ages. Ages 2–5. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Mar.)

 
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