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You're Getting a Baby Sister! [Kindle Edition]

Sheila Sweeny Higginson , Sam Williams
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $7.99
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Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc


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Book Description

A baby sister is on the way! Older siblings will love this board book primer on how to receive their new addition.

A baby sister is joining the family! That’s great news, but older siblings may be a bit uncertain. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect: “Your sister will drool. She will smell. She will scream. She just might pull your hair. She’ll do things that seem mean.” The text, accompanied by irresistible art from renowned illustrator Sam Williams, also explains how older kids can be role models to their new little sister: “You can be her first teacher. Show her things that you know. Give her patience and love, she’s just starting to grow.” At the back of the book, there’s even designated space for older siblings to write about their new baby sister.

This book is a great gift for the new big brother or big sister to be! And a great gift for parents, too!

Sam Williams’s Baby Cakes has sold more than 65,000 copies!

Editorial Reviews


You’re Getting a Baby Sister!
Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Sam Williams. Little Simon, $7.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-4424-2050-2 

With sensitivity and humor, Higginson gives prospective older siblings the scoop on what to expect from the new bundle of joy: “Baby sisters are darling./ Baby sisters are cute./ But don’t let her looks fool you—/ because here is the truth.” Williams’s gentle pastel palette depicts families celebrating the arrival of their baby girls; the expressions on the older siblings’ faces show mixed emotions. Little sisters drool, smell, scream, and break toys (“the ones you love too”), concedes Higginson. But there is a silver lining: “You can be her first teacher—/ show her things that you know./ Give her patience and love—/ she’s just starting to grow.” It’s a pitch-perfect primer that reminds readers of the upsides of being a big brother or sister, without minimizing or trivializing those less-than-wonderful moments. Available simultaneously: You’re Getting a Baby Brother!
--Publishers Weekly, December 12, 2011, *STAR

About the Author

Sheila Sweeny Higginson is an award-winning author who has worked in children’s and educational publishing for twenty years. She has written more than one hundred books for children. Sheila lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, New York.

Sam Williams is the author, illustrator, and designer of numerous picture books for young children. Some of the books he’s lent his talent to include the Bunny and Bee series, Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters, and Pea Pod Babies by Karen Baicker. He recently put down his paintbrushes and took up the challenge to climb Mount Blanc! Sam lives with his wife in Hertfordshire, England.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2801 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071QDZ08
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! July 14, 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
This was extremely helpful for my 3 year old to start our discussions about her baby sister's upcoming arrival. Simple language but great information for a young one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book. April 21, 2013
By lmott
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I recommend this book to anyone who is expecting a new little baby sister. My grandson enjoys us reading this to him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for introducing the concept of a new sibling! December 17, 2012
By Becca
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
It's a cute book with practical instances with a baby sister. There is a place to add her name in the back, so it's a really cute gift for a soon to be or new big sibling.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book, shows nursing mom December 22, 2012
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This is a great book to get your child ready for a sibling, and I especially like the fact that one of the pages shows the Mom nursing the baby, rather than giving it a bottle. Another nice touch is that each page features children of different races, so no one will feel left out reading this book.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful August 5, 2012
Format:Board book
I was excited to find a book that doesn't say, "babies sleep in cribs" or "babies drink from a bottle" because my babies don't. I was even more impressed that there's a picture of the Mommy nursing the baby in this book. Well done!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book for toddlers July 9, 2014
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My son loves this book. It seems to help him understand that his sister is coming soon and we've read this book several times a day for weeks now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3, 2014
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Very cute
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift for big siblings
We bought this for our two year old when his baby sister joined our family. It's a cute cardboard book with a spot to write the kids names in it.
Published 24 days ago by Brie Zentil
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
My son is 3 and he love when I read it. He calls it his sister book. I was hoping to find a book to give him a better understanding of becoming a big brother and what's going on... Read more
Published 1 month ago by april arroyo
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy understanding for toddler
This book is perfect for toddlers to understand that a new little sister is coming. It tells the real life things that are going to happen. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ken Sandell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I wish I had this when I was getting a baby sister. Very nice story with bright pictures. There is even space in the back to personalize it with baby's name!
Published 3 months ago by Leah
5.0 out of 5 stars What a sweet book!!
The book was exactly what I hoped!! My grandson is enjoying having it read to him while he awaits the arrival of his new baby sister!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by CeCil Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pre-Baby Gift for Soon-to-be Older Siblings
Someone bought this book for my three year old son a few months before his new little sister arrived. He loves it! Read more
Published 6 months ago by kara barton
1.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT BUY
This book is so negative. I have a 2 year old little boy. The last thing I want to tell him while preparing him for a new baby is all of the negative things about babies. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Cynniec
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