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Lisa's Baby Sister (Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa) Paperback – September 11, 2012

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books; Reprint edition (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449810127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449810125
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 9.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-Another humorous and kid-friendly book about two engaging dogs. Lisa is not pleased about the impending arrival of a new sibling. "My mom has been pregnant for a very long time, and I am tired of it.- She's too fat to play on the seesaw with me. There's a baby in her belly, and I don't like it." She goes so far as to suggest names for the new arrival: "Doofus" for a girl or "Goofus" for a boy. Gaspard, ever her good friend, vows to ignore the new baby, promising to "pretend that it didn't exist." Predictably, when Lila arrives, Lisa discovers that her baby sister isn't so bad after all. As with previous titles, this small book is perfect for one-on-one or small-group sharing. Hallensleben's acrylic paintings are pigment-rich, creating a sophisticated yet appealing sense of city life. The hand-lettered text is also quite childlike yet clear and legible. Libraries owning other titles in the series will definitely want to pick this one up, as will libraries looking for more simple and amusing books about new babies.
Piper L. Nyman, Fairfield/Suisun Community Library, Fairfield, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Reviewed with Anne Gutman's Gapsard and Lisa's Rainy Day.

PreS. Mischief has always been a big part of the fun in the Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa series, translated from the French, and once again these small, square books with their first-person narrative and thickly textured acrylic paintings tell the truth about what it's like to be small in a grown-up world. In the Rainy Day story, the two rabbit friends get into all kinds of trouble when the weather keeps them indoors on their grandma's farm, and the adults' irritable disapproval only makes the kids act up more. A few of the pictures may be a bit crowded and confusing for the young audience, but kids will enjoy seeing that sometimes the authority figures don't even realize they've been tricked. Lisa's Baby Sister is a classic sibling displacement story, and the simple scenarios do a great job of expressing Lisa's seething jealousy, with humor, and then with sudden tenderness ("She was so little!"). Gutman and Hallensleben get the child's viewpoint exactly right. Hazel Rochman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Anne Gutman was a book designer before teaming up with her husband to write stories. She is the author of the best-selling George and Lily picture books, published in over 15 countries. She lives in Paris with their two young children.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Ellis VINE VOICE on December 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Lisa's Baby Sister is a book written for egocentric children who are less-than-thrilled with their mommy's pregnancy and the idea of being displaced as the center of attention by a new sibling. The story is told from the soon-to-be sister's point of view. After a lot of complaining about the arrival of her baby sister, Lisa finally decides that the new baby isn't so bad after all.

The watercolor illustrations go well with the text. I found it interesting that Lisa and her family were dog-like characters, but the visitors who came to see the baby were human.

This is a book that I would suggest for children who are truly having trouble adjusting to the idea of having a new baby brother or sister. I think that it accurately portrays many of the negative thoughts and feelings that a child may have towards a new sibling. If a child is accepting the idea of a new baby fairly well, I would not recommend the book, as some of the illustrations (Lisa fighting with her older sister) and text (Lisa playing her flute loudly to annoy her parents) might give a child ideas to behave in a less-than-desirable manner.
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Format: Hardcover
I love these books! This simple story is beautifully illustrated, funny and meaningful. Lisa has a new, baby sister and is not especially pleased at first. Of course it has a happy ending!
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