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Babies ruin everything

by Swanson, Matthew, 1974-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E Swan
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J SWA
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Picture Book
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Brentwood Library Easy E Swanson
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Picture Books J PIC SWA
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E SW
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Swa
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Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC SWANSON
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j NEW PICT BK SWANSON (TRICKY-NEW BABY]
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Moon Township Public Library Easy ILL RETURNED
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Collection  Easy

Meet the baby who ruins everything, and the big sister who learns to love him. Together, they make this laugh out loud picture book the perfect gift for new siblings and baby showers!

The baby can't stand on one foot.
He can't throw a Frisbee.
And he can't whistle! Even big-head Benny Hogarth can whistle, and he already lost his front teeth!

So says a spunky little girl who thinks her new baby brother is ruining EVERYTHING: wrecking her room, drooling all over her toys, and throwing a wrench in her birthday party plans.

But when she opens her heart, this big sister realizes she might be the real problem-the baby's just a baby, after all. Maybe all he needs is a better big sister.

Tall kids, small kids, and parents alike will laugh through this funny and sweet tale of learning how wonderful- and lucky -it is to have a new sibling.

An Imprint book

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "She's precocious, has pigtails, and hates her new baby brother. You know the type-she stars in countless stories of sibling displacement. "Why am I the only one who sees the truth? We need a better baby!!" she shouts midway through this version from husband-and-wife duo Swanson and Behr. After countless impositions and indignities-including being deprived of attending a birthday party "with three kinds of ice cream" because the baby drops the keys in the toilet-the girl blows her top, then has a moment of self-awareness ("maybe this baby just needs a better sister") and turns her nemesis into an ally. Behr captures the mind-set of a willful heroine by giving her mixed-media images, different framings, and lots of visual attitude; the bug-eyed baby looks like it has some Ronald Searle DNA, and the adults appear in silhouettes. The chatty narration has its moments (including a resonant observation that the milk at Grandma's house "tastes weird"), but the irreverent jokiness starts feeling relentless. Ages 4-7. Agent: Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, DeFiore and Company. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Infants -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Babies -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Behr, Robbi, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781250080578
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