Little Miss, Big Sis
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2015
Big sibling/little sibling stories generally don’t appeal to me, but this one is simple, direct, poetic, and completely drew me in. The words and illustrations support each other so well, I’m still surprised they were not done by the same person.
The story spans from before birth through toddler showing the stages and challenges a Big Sis goes through with a new sibling: from waiting to become a big sis, to going to the hospital, to feeding the new baby. Words and illustrations sweetly and humorously show Big Sis’ experiences, including a drooling, food-throwing, and hair-pulling baby, as well as a clapping, napping, and loose-in-the-house baby. The book has total ‘toddler-appeal’.