Parents' Guide to

The Bossier Baby

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Bossy new sibling arrives in howlingly funny sequel.

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My child is no longer the boss baby

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In some ways, this sequel works even better than the very funny first book, since it includes the older sibling the books are aimed at, giving it heart and more opportunities for humor. In The Bossier Baby the older sib goes to great lengths to recapture his family's attention. In one startling funny spread, he strips off his onesie outside and pees on a fence post. The accompanying text is understated and droll, stating that no one paid attention to him: "No matter what he did. Where he did it. Or how outrageous it was." This is where older kids might guffaw loudly, just wishing they could strip down and let loose.

As in the first book, Frazee wrings humor from corporate lingo -- "business plan" and "restructure the organization" -- and draws visual inspiration from mid-century modern décor. This time, the parents relax with martinis and the baby keeps notes on an Etch A Sketch. Once again, warmth and connection win out as the suddenly affectionate little sister holds her arms up to her big brother and he picks her up. He reads to her, a tender moment -- until she grabs the book and clobbers him on the head.

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