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Big Sisters Are the Best
Big Sisters Are the Best
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Big Sisters Are the Best

Becoming a big sister is an exciting time full of smiles, smells, hugs, and kisses. This is the perfect book for transitioning a toddler into siblinghood. It helps young ones prepare for a new baby and also focuses on all of the things a big sister can do that a baby can't do.

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level2-5 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-PreK
GenreRealistic Fiction
Trim Size6 x 7
Page Count24
Paper Over Board



Reading Today Online blog - Barbara A. Ward, Washington State University Pullman

"New additions to a family may be hard for children to accept, and this simple story follows a young girl as she learns to love her new sibling and to help her parents care for "our baby.". . .The message here is positive, accentuated by the illustrations depicting rosy cheeks and smiling faces amid at atmosphere of trust, love, and acceptance. This would be a great title for anyone whose family is growing larger." - Reading Today Online blog

November 29, 2012

School Library Journal - Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL

"These two books are identical with the exception of the illustrations and a few word substitutions. The stories follow a preschooler who has just become an older sibling. The narrator tells what it is like to be a big brother or sister, explaining things like sleeping in a big bed versus a crib, that babies can be loud when they are hungry or when they need a new diaper, that you need to be quiet when they’re asleep, and that you need to be gentle when you hug them. Manushkin also emphasizes that even older siblings aren’t too big to be held on Mommy’s lap or ride on Daddy’s back and that having alone time with the parent is still especially important for them. . . .the books are excellent introductions to the topic and could be greatly utilized." - School Library Journal

February 1, 2013



Mom's Choice LLC

2013 Mom's Choice Award, Gold

February 1, 2013

Creative Child Magazine

2013 Creative Child Award, Preffered Choice Award

August 1, 2013

Fran Manushkin

Fran Manushkin

Fran Manushkin is the author of many popular picture books, including Baby, Come Out!; Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story; The Tushy Book; The Belly Book; and Big Girl Panties. There is a real Katie Woo — she's Fran's great-niece — but she never gets in half the trouble of the Katie Woo in the books. Fran writes on her beloved Mac computer in New York City, without the help of her two naughty cats, Chaim and Goldy.

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