How to Be A Baby by Me, the Big Sister

How to Be A Baby by Me, the Big Sister

Book - 2006 2009
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The New York Times praised this best-selling picture book as "adorable, original, well-illustrated and fabulous." In this first book in the How-To Series (which includes How To Get Married and How to Get a Job ), the know-it-all big sister narrator tells it like it is: When you're a baby you don't read books. You eat them. You don't know how old you are, or even if you're a boy or a girl. And you have to keep a special plug in your mouth to stop your scream from coming out. But one day, you won't be little anymore, and then you'll be taller and smarter, and actually quite clever. Like the narrator. And you'll be able to share memories of what it was like when you were little with your incredible Big Sister.

Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, Walker Books 2006 2009.
ISBN: 9780375838439
Branch Call Number: J PIC
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Heap, Sue 1954-


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Jul 11, 2015

I didn't know if our kiddo would get this, since he is an only child, but luckily he has met quite a few babies and thought it was hilarious. The narrator is the big sister, and she can tell you ALL about how bad it is to be a baby. You can't do anything fun, you can't eat anything good, and when you're bad you get put in baby prison (playpen.)

Of course, she also spends the whole book entertaining the baby and smiling at him, and she has already worked out a plan for all the fun things they're going to do when he gets bigger. So it's funny, especially for grownups who have met that older child who's full of opinions about the younger sibling, but it's also sweet.

Aug 28, 2012

It is perfect to read with/for older siblings.
Mine was finally able to get the point that I have been trying to make for a veeeeeeeery long time, on how the little one feels with the eternal comparisons such as:
"I am faster, better, smarter,..."I can do ... , you can’t do ... !"


Aug 13, 2011

These books are pretty funny, and my 4 year old as well as 8 year olds really like them. I always get a laugh out of them too.

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