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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.

 
DeweyE
GenreRealistic Fiction
  
Reading LevelGrades PreK-PreK
Interest LevelGrades PreK-PreK
Lexile LevelAD 350L
ATOS Level1.5
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #149302
  
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
  
ISBN978-1-4048-7138-0
PublisherPicture Window Books
Copyright2012
  
Page Dimensions6" x 7"
Page Count24
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $21.32 School/Library Price
$15.99
 
 
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Reviews

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

 

Awards

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 "How Mama Brought the Spring"; "Baby, Come Out!"; "Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story"; and "The Tushy Book". 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 MacBook in New York City.

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