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Are babies really as sweet as cookies? Do they really smell like whipped cream? In this charming picture book told from a child's point of view, a wise-beyond-her-years older sister sets the record straight: Mom may think her new baby is as warm as a ray of sunshine, but in truth--though we love them anyway--babies come with their own set of rules!
Mary Hanson's gently humorous text is accompanied by Debbie Tilley's hilarious illustrations in a warmhearted family tale that will tickle babies, their siblings, and busy parents everywhere.
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MARY HANSON is a former librarian and the author of Snug. The Difference Between Babies and Cookies is her first book for Harcourt. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
DEBBIE TILLEY is the illustrator of Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. She lives in Escondido, California.
reSchool-K-In this duet, Mom is continually comparing the new baby to sweet and positive things. On the flip side, big sister refutes each claim or adds qualification to the comparison, reminding readers that infants can be a real handful. "Mom said babies are as cuddly as puppies." "They drool more," the older child comments. "Mom said babies are like sunshine on a rainy day." "Especially when they're covered in mud." It's clear that the girl adores her new sibling; it's just that Mom is the idealist and she's the reality check. The layout is consistent and effective. The mother's ideas are presented on the right-hand page so that readers must turn it-the perfect comedic pause-to hear and see the retort. This creates a sense of anticipation. Through the illustrations readers see the baby grow, from highchair to crawling and finally walking. The watercolor illustrations help set a light and breezy tone. A loose black line defines open-faced, cheerful characters. Readers' views of the scenes remain up close; everything feels sunny and friendly, with plenty of innocent humor. On the final page, Dad appears in the framed portrait of this loving and supportive family unit.
Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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