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This Katz fan is disappointed.
on July 6, 2007
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.