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Behold! A Baby

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Big brother finds special role in funny new-sibling book.

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In this new-baby book, the boom-voiced announcer dad and the boy's irritated retorts make for a fun, theatrical read-aloud with a familiar emotional arc: Boy hates baby, boy learns to love baby. Since big brother is much more accomplished (he can eat two bananas at once, not just one), he's baffled by the baby's appeal and enthusiastic audience response -- until he gets his own acclaim for being "the best big brother ever!" The theatrical setting, funny speech bubbles, and bold cartoon art by Joy Ang bring some lightness to a common family adjustment.

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