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Julius, the Baby of the World Paperback – September 21, 1995
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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And she expresses this the way many children do - she uses her words. People claiming that their children never, ever, EVER use words like "hate" or "ugly" or "disgusting" either don't have four year olds (Lilly's approximate age), have blocked that age from their memory, are lying, are lying to THEMSELVES, or have the sweetest, nicest, most wonderful children in existence.
The rest of us live in the real world where four is the age of the potty mouth. Gosh, if I go through a day without hearing "I'm NEVER gonna be your SISTER ever AGAIN" and "I hate you, you're MEAN!" and "You're UGLY and MEAN and I'm gonna PEE ON YOU!" I start feeling foreheads! And of course my two nieces love each other very much (heaven forbid I put one in time-out for antagonizing her sister, it's the other one who whines and tries to convince me it's unnecessary and sneaks around to hand out hugs behind my back!), but like all young children they have big emotions and limited means of expressing them. (Really, I'm just happy they use their words instead of their hands.)
And of course they didn't pick up the words "hate" and "ugly" and "disgusting" from the book, they picked it up from other children and from us - who doesn't say, when they burn their toast for the third time in a row, "Ugh, I hate burned toast"? Who doesn't say, when their kid picks their nose at the table, "Ugh, that's disgusting, go wash off and don't do it again"? Who doesn't say, when they find a bug in the house, "Hey, an ugly bug! Let's put it outside!"? (Who really wants to limit their child's vocabulary and leave them hopeless when they start school?Read more ›
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I remember going to the school library with my class and the librarian would do story time. This happens to be one of the books she read! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leah
This is the best book ever for a soon to be, or brand new, big sister or brother. My dad gave this to our daughter when her baby brother was born twenty plus years ago, and I have... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katie
My daughter (6) has declared this as one of her favorite books. Perfect for baby loving kids. :)Published 1 month ago by Prizzleberry
I lI've this book. It really helped my daughter deal with getting a new baby brother. It helps children understand perspective and character traits.Published 1 month ago by Susan G.
Just received a copy of this as a gift for my daughter, after brother was born. No joke we read it twice today, and as I said goodnight to her she told me she hates her brother. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Meg
A book to read over and over! My kids loved this book when they were young. The illustrations will crack you up. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lisa Ballard
Great as a read-aloud for Pre-K and Kindergarteners! Have given as a repeat-gift to several friends pregnant with second children.Published 4 months ago by R. Landis
If I could give it 0 I would! What are we doing here? This book is the worst children's book I've ever read! I had to stop midway through it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer