Emily Arnold McCully New baby

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New baby

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The youngest mouse in a large family discovers excitement and frustration when a new baby arrives.

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PreSchool-Grade 1 Another delightful companion to McCully's School (1987) , First Snow (1985) , and Picnic (1984, all Harper) featuring the mouse family. This one is remarkable in telling, without words, yet with humor and realism, the mixed emotional effect that a new sibling has on a young one. Three generations of the family welcome a new baby in a beautiful springtime settingindoors and out. Everyone is happy but the youngest mouse, who tries to veer attention from the infant by sulking, screaming, thumb-suckingeven drinking the baby's bottle and climbing into the carriage. But then the mother finds a solution, and the final page shows acceptance of the new baby while in its mother's arms. What makes this so special, when compared with other new baby books, is the universal appeal of the wordless format. Even those who cannot read (or read English) will be able to appreness, the subtlety, and the warm cozy feelings that exude from page to page. The watercolor illustrations, so bright and detailed, fill the bookexcept for the spotlight shots used adroitly to feature select episodes. This colorful, reassuring, and timely work belongs in every library collection. Marianne Pilla, Long Beach Public Library, N.Y.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

McCully's fourth wordless picture book about the mouse family both celebrates the excitement of a baby's arrival and acknowledges the confusion such an event can prompt for the newly usurped youngest sibling. While its brothers and sisters crowd 'round to see the baby, the littlest mouse hangs back. In a bid for attention, it reverts to babyish behaviorwhich includes hopping into the carriage and curling up beside the newborn. This last action sparks understanding and a cuddle from mother; there is love enough for all. Once again, McCully captures the complex, delicate interplay of family emotions. The little mouse's sudden, temporary loneliness is balanced by the happy fuss made by both visiting grandmothers and by the background anticstag, headstands, bubble-blowing and othersof the older mouse siblings. Pastel pinks and greens create the freshly washed sparkle of spring throughout. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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