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Amanda Rock

Big Brother Blues

By June 4, 2008

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As the main character in Mail Harry to the Moon learns, being a big brother isnít it all itís cracked up to be. Thereís the sharing (Mommy and Daddy, bananas, stuffed animals and Grandmaís lap), the spitting up, the chewing of toys and, most annoyingly, all that noise! So big brother hatches a bold plan Ė ďMail Harry to the moon!Ē Ė he declares. But the next morning when his baby sibling canít be found, big brother quickly learns that he may have judged Harry a bit too hastily.

Real-life new sibling rivalry takes center stage in this laugh-out-loud funny book by Robie H. Harris. And although the big brotherís plan for getting rid of his young sibling may sound extreme, itís probably not too far off the mark. A new baby in the house can stir up all kinds of emotions in a preschooler and Harris's words and Emberley's drawings captures them all Ė from anger to affection to everything in-between Ė just right.

Perfect for: preschoolers with a new baby in the house and their moms and dads who may need a good laugh.

Mail Harry to the Moon! by Robie H. Harris (Author), Michael Emberley (Illustrator); Little, Brown Young Readers, $16.99

Book cover courtesy of Raab Associates

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