Friday, October 24, 2014

The Baby Sister

Written by: Tomie dePaolo

First line: Tommy had a mother, a father, two grandmothers, one grandfather, lots of aunts and uncles, an older brother, Buddy, a dog named Tootsie...and lots and lots of cousins.

Why you should read this book: When Tommy learns his mom is pregnant, his artistic soul yearns for a baby sister with a red ribbon in her hair. The family prepares for the new addition to their family over a space of many months as excitement and suspense mount in the boy's mind. This book present an accurate and caring portrait of a young child's long experience of waiting out a pregnancy in the days before sonograms or chicken pox vaccines.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't approve of children knowing where they came from.

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