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Title:
A guide to sisters
Author:
Metcalf, Paula.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
A big sister explains all there is to know about little sisters, divided into such categories as Fun and Games, Style, and Sharing.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 690 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780553498998
Format :
Book

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Summary

If you're a big sister, you probably know lots of things already. But when it comes to little sisters, every girl could use a few extra tips! This guide covers important topics like "cuteness" (thank goodness she's the cute one now--what a hassle that was!), "tickling" (includes handy cutout that details ticklish spots), and "sharing" (one cupcake for her, two for you). It's the book no sister should be without!


Author Notes

PAULA METCALF graduated from Anglia Polytechnic University with a first-class honors degree in illustration and a master's degree in children's book illustration.

SUZANNE BARTON began making picture books after earning her master's degree in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, in England. You can visit her online at suzannebarton.co.uk.


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Metcalf's enumerated guide is a joyous celebration of the special (if sometimes frustrating) relationship between female siblings. Beginning with a new arrival's first moments home from the hospital, "warm and squishy like a freshly baked loaf of bread," the author acknowledges the viewpoint of older sisters in this warmly humorous and honest book. She officially addresses such topics as cuteness, fun and games, tickling, style ("Some have it./...some don't"), clothes, makeup (otherwise known as markers), sharing, making stuff, cleaning up, and the inexpressible comfort of a sister to share a bed in the middle of the night. "When night comes, it's time to put aside all the day's fighting and be kind to each other." While the child offers some sharp commentary on fairness, jealousies, and everyday irritations, negativity takes a backseat to the positive when summarizing the extraordinary gift of a little sister. Small, loosely limned images merge bright color with pen and ink outlines, while a mixture of fonts, plenty of white space, and spare placement of text add a crisp simplicity to each page. VERDICT Speaking with the authority of little girls confidently exploring their unique role in the family, this title is a general purchase for all picture book collections.-Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.