“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

THAT’S WHEN I KNEW A Big Sister’s Tale

Written and Illustrated by: Claire Alexander

Published by: PaRragon Books; 1st edition (December 13, 2013)

Ages:   3 – 6 years

Theme: Siblings, Connection, new baby

Opening Lines: My name is Poppy, and I am the smallest bunny in my family. Everyone called me Baby until…

Synopsis: From Amazon – All the family loves the new baby. But Poppy isn’t sure … Her baby brother just sleeps and eats and cries and cries! But one night his crying suddenly stops: Poppy’s baby brother reaches out to her and, holding him close, she realizes something very special … A sincere and tender celebration of sibling love.

Why I like this: Oh this is such a cute story. The soft colourful fluffy illustrations are perfect for the text. The youngest member of the family is a little unsure of the new arrival especially when everyone’s attention is focused on the bundle that won’t stop crying. But then there is a moment, a connection….   This will appeal to kids and adults alike. A great read aloud.

(This story so resonated with me. As an older sister devastated the new baby wasn’t a sister at first, I suddenly had this connection. I could get him to smile at the right time, go to sleep at the drop of a hat and he would run to me for a cuddle or be picked up. Through nappy changes and feeding times we grew up very close.)

Resources/Findings: I found some websites regarding preparing your child for the new arrival….     http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sibling-prep.html


Such cute pictures of siblings with the new arrival… https://nz.pinterest.com/explore/newborn-sibling-pictures/?lp=true

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop over  and visit the lovely author, Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.    Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with books reviewed by many authors

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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6 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  1. Darlene says:

    This story resonates with me as well, Diane. I was the oldest with two younger brothers. When I was 16 mother did the unthinkable, had another baby! But when I held him in my arms I totally fell in love. So glad there is a book about that special moment.

  2. I’m a sucker for a sstory like this. Great for the little ones. The cover is amazing!

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