The Baby Sister

The Baby Sister

Book - 1996
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Tommy has an older brother named Buddy and lots and lots of cousins. So when his mother tells him that a new brother or sister is on the way, Tommy asks her for a baby sister with a red ribbon in her hair.

But this is more than the story of Tommy and the family getting ready for the baby. At its heart is the relationship between Tommy and his Italian grandmother, Nana Fall- River, not quite understanding each other at a time when Tommy is excited about the baby yet missing his mother in the hospital. Nana is much stricter than his dear Aunt Nell, who was supposed to come and take care of the family.

Through the joy of the new baby, Tommy and Nana start to appreciate each other, so that when Mom and his baby sister come home, the moment takes on special significance.

Tomie dePaola has written many books for children, but among his most loved are those that center on experiences drawn from his childhood and the colorful extended family in which he grew up.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1996.
ISBN: 9780399229084
0399229086
9780590138437
059013843X
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.

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May 09, 2014

Tommie is looking forward to his baby sister until he doesn't get the attention he used to get before sister arrived. But the finding of a baby kitten and having to take care of it by himself gives him an appreciation of just how much it takes his parents to care for this new baby. Understanding and an acceptance of his baby sister takes a different direction of Tommie being very happy with his new sister.

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