Overview / 简介:
|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.|
From Organization / 国外机构评价:
|Kindergarten-Grade 3—"When you're a baby, you are in a crib and not in school," according to a worldly wise big sister, who reads from a book she has written for her new sibling. She itemizes a long list of things that babies cannot do, including play with her toys, sit in a car "like a normal person," or "have ANY pillows on your bed." Although she tends to focus on the negatives, in the end the unnamed protagonist admits that babies have some uses. She tells her brother that babies are "good at hugging" and "people smile at you because you're so small." She also describes what life will be like when he gets bigger, looking forward to the day when they will "laugh and point at pictures of you in the olden days when you were a baby." The comical cartoons subtly convey the love that the rosy-cheeked girl feels for her round, placid sibling despite his limited abilities. The text and illustrations are scattered across each page in varying patterns. Heap uses acrylic paint, crayon, and felt-tip pen in a pleasing palette of pinks, blues, and yellows to enhance the story with childlike charm. This amusing title could be paired with Amy Schwartz's humorous Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner (Scholastic, 1991). For a more poignant look at sibling relationships, young readers might prefer Shirley Hughes's Annie Rose Is My Little Sister (Candlewick, 2003).|
Foreign Customer Review / 国外客户评价:
My mom bought this for my 3.5 year old -- who is the proud older sister of our new baby -- and it was an unqualified hit! This is our new favorite book to read and it never fails to inspire fits of giggles. The author has done a marvelous job of capturing the combination of love, bemusement and pity the older sister feels for her baby sibling. (And it has just the right amount of poop and pee references for four years olds who can't get enough of that sort of thing.) For any older sisters who are in danger of regressing, this book reminds them that it is far better to be the big sister than the baby. I plan to give this book as a gift many times over.|
About the Author / 作者介绍:
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a Brit who came to the US in 1989 "just for a year." She's still here.
Born in Kampala, Uganda, raised in East, and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, the first book she ever remembers reading all the way through was THE COMPLETE NONSENSE by Edward Lear. Things have not been the same since.
She lives in Manhattan and enjoys dividing her time between the front half of her apartment and the back.
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