Written and Illustrated by: The New Small Person
Candlewick Press, 2015, Hardcover
Target Audience: Ages 3-8
Theme: Families, Siblings
How We Discovered This Book: We found this one in the new books bin at our library.
Summary: Elmore’s life is perfect- he puts his toys where he wants, and he’s in sole control of his jelly beans. Then his new brother comes along. And he is no fun at all. Maybe.
What I Liked: Besides the totally charming illustrations (similar to Ms. Child’s Charlie and Lola characters), this is an interesting take on the changes that first borns have to deal with when a new sibling is born.
What Did My Kids Think? They love Charlie and Lola, so they liked this book right from the cover. Aidan said he didn’t feel this way when his sister came along, but he was very eager to play with her.
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Hello from Max! Max really liked this book too – see what he has to say.
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What a sweet selection about a new sibling. I especially like how you mention how you discovered this book. Great video!
The illustrations looked familiar (We love Charlie and Lola). I think I might have felt the same way if a new little person had come along when I was a child. Cute suggestion. 🙂
I love Laura Child’s books… and this looks like a lot of fun, too. Can’t wait to read it.
This one sounds adorable! Nice find, thanks!