The Baby Sister
DePaolo, T. (1996). The Baby Sister. New York, NY: G. P. Putnam’s sons.
The Baby Sister is about a young boy named Tommy, who finds out his mother is having a baby girl. He is excited and can’t wait, he pictures her with a red ribbon in her hair. His mother ends up having the baby and has to stay in the hospital but when she comes home he finally meets his baby sister with a red ribbon in her hair.
Readers who are going to have a new baby sister or brother; Readers who enjoy being the big sister or brother.
Rate:4; I thought this book was adorable. I loved how instead the book was based on the little boy being anxious on finally being able to be a big brother, and not the typical of not liking the idea of someone taking their place.
Question: By looking at the cover of the book how can you tell if the boy enjoys his little sister or not?
Reading strategy: Graphic Organizer
B: The students will form a map with boxes that have setting, characters, problem, and events 1,2,3. They form answers to all the boxes from after reading The Baby Sister.
C: This will help with comprehension of the story, help with following the sequence of events in a story, cause-effect, and problem-solution.