This is a departure from the way the book actually reads, which is about the first child's needs and wants put aside.
This book addresses that issue, but also gently points out that the older sibling can share time with the baby -- "helping" with its care, and playing with it.
I just believe a better message would be sent had she shown some signs throughout the book that the parents were not so oblivious to Za-Za.
I'm not sure what reviewers who feel the parents are rejecting Za-Za in this book are reading. The message that I read is that a new baby will mean more patience from a big... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cookie
Charles Gross uses "Za Za's Baby Brother" as an argument for picture books on "Common Sense." [...]
This was a great book to read to my older daughter when we were... Read more
This book is by Lucy Cousins, who, if you did not know, is the creator of the ever-popular Maisy.
I'm not sure what Ms. Cousins was going for here. Read more
I would just like to second the feelings expressed by nononick in her review of this book. I found it unnecessarily negative and, even as an adult with some understanding of how... Read morePublished on June 5, 2003
A beautifully illustrated book, Za-Za's Baby Brother's message is that when the new baby comes, Za-Za's needs and wants will be neglected and have to come second to the baby. Read morePublished on December 10, 2000