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Philomena’s New Glasses











Philomena’s New Glasses
By Brenna Maloney
Viking, 2017

A perfect book for siblings.

Philomena had poor eyesight and got new glasses.  But as soon as she did, her sister got some too.  Then her other sister thought that maybe she, too, should have glasses.  Then Philomena bought a handbag to store her glasses.  Her second sister got one and used it for snacks.  The third sister got one, too, just to be the same.  Eventually, they realize that ‘not everyone needs the same things” and unnecessary things disappear…until…

Author/artist Brenna Maloney uses her own pet guinea pigs for this bemusing tale of three sisters.

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Big Sister, Little Monster












Big Sister, Little Monster
by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Scholastic, 2017

The splashy, alive and kicking illustrations drew me in and kept me turning the pages on this delightful story, with a monstrously exciting twist.

Big Sister complains of her little sister, the monster, until her little sister disappears.  But what fun is putting on a show starring one?  Suddenly concerned, she searches her little sister’s usual hiding places, to no avail.  She spots a strange door draw on the wall—and it opens!  Dozens of monsters are playing with her little sister.  They don’t like Big Sister and send her away.  But Big Sister calls upon her Inner Monster and demands the monsters give her sister back.  I did not see the monsters coming and did not see the ‘inner monster’, but loved both.  A story that will stick in the hearts of sisters.

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