The Baby Sister

Bibliography Information: DePaola, T. (1996). The baby sister. New York: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.

Short annotation: The Baby Sister is a story about a boy named Tommy. Tommy’s mother was pregnant with a baby girl who tommy could not wait to meet.

The Genre: Autobiography, Picture Book

Grade level: Preschool to second

Readers who will like this book: A few readers that will enjoy this book are parents wanting to show there children that everything will be alright when a new brother or sister is brought into the family.

Personal response and rating: I would give this book a 5; I liked that the story line was very accurate to how most families handle having a newborn being welcomed into the family.  I also liked how the whole family was there to see Maureen for the first time.

Question: What changes tend to happens when a new baby is brought into a family.


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