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Wilbur waited
Davies, Gill, 1946-
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Rory's story
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New York, N.Y. : Sterling Pub., 2001.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Although Wilbur the tiger is not very happy to have a new baby sister, he finds that she is nicer than he thought.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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"Will you cuddle me?" asked Wilbur. "Will you give me a ride on your back?" "Soon," said Mother Tiger. Now that Wilbur has a new sister, his mother and father NEVER have any time for him. He waits and waits, but they always have to feed the baby, give her a bath, or find her rubber ducky. And, what good is she anyway? She can't even growl properly! Then Mama sings a special song to the new cub--a song about Wilbur--and puts the warm, soft, smiley baby in his arms. Suddenly, he can't wait to tell the world all about her...Every child who ever had a younger sister or brother--or is one--will want to read this loving story again and again.

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Ages 3-5. Wilbur is a little tiger who needs a little attention from his parents--but they're too busy with the new baby. How can Mother give Wilbur a ride on her back when she has to give the baby a bath? And Father is too busy cleaning the den to climb a tree. Even when Wilbur tries to amuse himself with his friend Hippo, he gets into trouble for making too much noise. But when Wilbur hears his mother singing a lullaby with the words, «Wilbur wants to cuddle you,» he realizes that he wants to be as involved with his sister as his parents are. Although sibling rivalry is a theme that has been reworked many times and in many ways, this book gets right to the heart of the way a small child thinks. The large paintings featuring endearing animals could have been more crisply reproduced, but this is a child-friendly take on a common problem. For larger collections. Ilene Cooper.