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The Resource 15 things not to do with a baby, Margaret McAllister ; illustrations by Holly Sterling

15 things not to do with a baby, Margaret McAllister ; illustrations by Holly Sterling

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15 things not to do with a baby
Title
15 things not to do with a baby
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Margaret McAllister ; illustrations by Holly Sterling
Title variation
Fifteen things not to do with a baby
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Language
eng
Summary
Congratulations! You now have a baby in your family. Follow our top tips and you'll all be very happy! Don't lend your baby to a kangaroo, plant your baby in the garden, or take to school with you - and definitely don't send your baby to play with an elephant! DO cuddle your baby, read to your baby, sing to your baby and give your baby lots and lots of love
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  • Toddler-PreS — There are many things not to do with a new baby, and McAllister blends the nonsensical with the everyday to create a gem for new older siblings. Perhaps cuddling with an octopus might not be the best idea or losing the baby in the garden. But readers also learn about some of the wonderful things they can do—kiss, love, and hug, just to name a few. Charming illustrations illuminate the text and create an adorable sense of kinship between the siblings from the get-go. Overall, a fun and cheerful story about new milestones in life that young readers will relate to and enjoy. VERDICT A wonderful selection for parenting collections or collections lacking in positive sibling stories.—Ashley Prior, Lincoln Public Library, RI --Ashley Prior (Reviewed April 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 4, p122)
  • A list of silly "don't"s culminates in loving "do"s for one big sister in McAllister and Sterling's collaboration.An opening illustration depicts an interracial family basking in the joy of welcoming a new baby into the family. The dad has brown skin and tightly curled, dark hair, and the mom's pink complexion is offset by her blonde hair; their little daughter looks more like her dad, as does the new baby, though their hair is less tightly curled. Once this family constellation has been established, readers never see the parents again. Instead, ensuing pages depict the big sister with her baby brother in a series of silly scenarios telling her (and readers) what not to do with a baby. Some interactions are more plausible than others. For example, "Don't…play the trumpet when the baby's trying to sleep," appears across the gutter from the admonition "don't send him to play with an elephant." Apart from indicating race, cartoonish art rendered in watercolor, pencil and printed textures opts simply to reflect the text, and all of the spreads depicting "don't"s lead up to closing spreads showing the big sister lovingly engaged with her baby brother. "Do…cuddle your baby, give him a kiss, sing to him, make him laugh, / play with your baby, read to him, and most of all… // give your baby lots and lots of love" is the sweet closing. Sibling love, equal parts sweet and silly. (Picture book. 2-5)(Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2015)
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10415869
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BTCTA
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McAllister, Margaret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • -2
  • -1
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Sterling, Holly
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True
Series statement
15 things not to do
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Babies
Target audience
preschool
Label
15 things not to do with a baby, Margaret McAllister ; illustrations by Holly Sterling
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Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054748358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781847805065
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)893452456
Label
15 things not to do with a baby, Margaret McAllister ; illustrations by Holly Sterling
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054748358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781847805065
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)893452456

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