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Book is read 5x in a row!
on April 25, 2013
This is a fun fun book. My 2yo requests this title be read over and over and over again. I don't mind reading it 5x in a row, unlike some other titles.
It juxtaposes how a baby does things - eating with hands for example, versus how the big sister does the same thing - eating with a fork and spoon. You lift a flap to see how the big sister performs the activity. My daughter enjoys lifting the flap on every page and anticipating the answer. Simple book with lovely illustrations demonstrates the differences, to a small child, between what they can do and what baby can do. In my opinion, it helps the big sister develop a sense of pride in what she can do all by herself and in how she is the big kid. I also think that she enjoys reading a book where she is the subject.
The book refers to "my little brother" and "my little sister" so it is appropriate for both sexes of little siblings.
The only drawbacks that you might find -
The book shows the Big Sister pooping in the potty and sleeping in a big girl bed. While my daughter is not exactly doing these things yet - we are working on them. At first, I thought she might find this confusing, but instead I find her modeling the behavior, she says, "I poop in the potty!"even if she is not 100% there with the potty.