Big Brother Now: A Story About Me and Our New Baby

Illustrated by Karen Maizel
Pages: 32, Color
Size: 10" x 8"
Age Range: 2-6
Item #: 441B018
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0381-9
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2008
Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Now I have a baby sister. Her name is Abby. Now, everybody tells me, "Jake, you're a wonderful big brother!" I don't know how to be a big brother.

When a new baby comes into the family, Jake's world changes! Being a big brother is hard and confusing at first and brings lots of changes to Jake's routine. On top of everything else, Jake has to be patient and share his parents and Pop-Pop. But with some time, Jake starts to like having a bigger family and all the good and fun things that come with being a big brother.

A note by psychologist Jane Annunziata, PsyD, offers new parents a wealth of guidance on preparing their family for a new baby, both before and after the arrival.

About the Author
Happily retired after 19 years in public libraries as a storyteller and preschool specialist, Annette Sheldon lives and writes on a farm in Austinburg, Ohio, with her husband, Harry.
About the Illustrator
Karen Maizel has illustrated 21 books for children and teaches foundational courses at an art and design college. She lives with her husband near Cleveland, Ohio, and has three grown daughters and a granddaughter.
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