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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Ltf Brdbk edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044843914X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448439143
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Check out my newest book WIGGLE YOUR TOES! A Book to pull,fluff, and wiggle!

I have always been interested in folk art from around the world, Indian miniatures, Mexican ceramics, fabrics, Chagall, Matisse, children's art, and primitive painting, and I love to paint and experiment with pattern, texture, collage and color. The careers I've had--as a costume designer, a quilt maker, a fabric artist, and a graphic designer--have taken all these interests into account. Looking back, I can see that these passions and career choices have played a large part in influencing me to become a children's book author and illustrator.

But most importantly, it was after my husband and I adopted our daughter from Guatemala that I was inspired to do a children's book for her. My first book, Over the Moon, was the story of that magical experience of welcoming our daughter Lena into our lives. I painted, I drew, I collaged, and I wrote, and after working very hard... a beautiful book was born! Twenty-two books later, my daughter--now fourteen years old--still is an inspiration for me.

I am fascinated by babies and little kids. The simplest words and gestures can make them laugh. Sometimes standing in line at the supermarket and watching kids in grocery carts, my best ideas are born.

I am fascinated by people from all over the world and what they look like and how they live and the differences that make us all unique.

When an idea pops into my head I ask these questions:
Will a child want to read this book?
Will a parent want to read this book with their child?
Will this book make a parent and child feel something?
Is there something visual here that will hold a child's interest?
Will a child see something in a different way after reading this book?
If the answer is yes, then I know I'm on the right track.

I am very lucky to get to do what I do. Everyday I go into my studio and have fun. Don't get me wrong, some days are very frustrating. Sometimes the colors are all wrong and the words don't sound right. But after I work at it for a while...and try to do it a different way...and think...and change the words or colors...and try some more...suddenly, there it is--a great page of writing, or a great illustration. And nothing is more satisfying than that.

Customer Reviews

My son absolutely loved it.
Yanna
It seemed like it was going to be a bit better/more in depth from the sneak peek I saw, but when I got it, I was a little disappointed.
Lisa
She is expecting twins, and this book is helping him get excited about being a big brother!
Kirsten

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A. Barber on July 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I'm a BIG fan of Karen Katz books, but this one just falls a little short.

The overall concept is good: explaining the differences between a big brother and a little sibling. But it has too many confusing concepts. It switches between using "little brother" and "little sister," which can be confusing for a child who only has one or the other. It also mentions how babies wear diapers and big brothers wear big boy underpants...but what about big siblings who aren't yet toilet-trained? It also says that babies drink from bottles, which can be confusing for a child whose sibling is exclusively breastfed and doesn't ever use bottles.

Karen Katz has so many heart-warming and "teachable" books out there, but this one just doesn't make the mark.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sunderi on August 9, 2010
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This is a very sweet book for preparing a child for a new little brother or sister. It gives all kinds of comparisons showing your little one what he can do that his new sibling won't be able to. *However*, it's only really appropriate for children of a specific age range. It expects that the "big brother" will be potty trained, be able to read, be able to drink from a cup, talk, run, etc. For my 2 year old (not yet potty trained or reading) I worry it may actually confuse him (because he can't do the things the "big brother" is supposed to).

For the right age, this would be a great book, but not for many ages.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Aleah on December 25, 2010
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This is a great book easy for LOs to understand. But our kids are 14m apart and so nealry all of it didn't apply to us.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leah and Rebecca Weisfogel on June 26, 2013
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VERY CUTE BOOK. NICE ADDITION TO MY GRANDSONS LIBRARY. INCLUDES BOTH BABY BROTHERS AND BABY SISTERS AND NICE THE WAY IT FLIPS
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yanna on June 25, 2013
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A cute, easy to read book. Very clear on explaining having a new addition to the family. My son absolutely loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harper on June 11, 2013
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I bought this for my 3 year old when I was pregnant with my second baby. He really liked the story and lifting up the tabs. He had me read it over and over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cooper the Beagle on May 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I think the best judge of whether the book is good or not is the unfilter and direct response of the intended audience. Every Karen Katz book, including this one, have recieved a "read it again" response from my kids. The books are easy to read (i.e. short, thus a quick read to get the kid INTO bed). When the child is older, it is a book the child can read on their own. In our case, the 3 year old memorized several Katz books and 'read them' to us at night. So in the sense that the book is read by the parents, possibly memorized by the kid, and ultimately something the kid can really read, the book has 'traction' and relevance for many years. Every story is great. Illustrations and colors are wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Honolulu Mama on May 5, 2009
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I'm due with baby #2 soon and have borrowed and purchased several "big brother" books for my 2 year-old son to get him used to the idea of a new baby in the house. This is one of his favorites! He's liked all the ones from this author so far.
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