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The New Baby by Mercer Mayer

The New Baby

by Mercer Mayer

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There were some qualities of the book, The New Baby that I did and did not like. I do like the main character because he is easily relatable to children. The story’s plot involves his parents having a new baby, so he is trying to play and develop a relationship with his new baby sister. Young children can relate to the character and what happens in the story because their parents are typically having babies. A child can read this book to develop a sense of what it is going to be like to have a baby sibling around. Also, I noticed on every page that there was a mouse hidden somewhere. I think this is a cool feature to add because children that read it can try to find where the mouse is on every page. Although it is for small children, I found that the book had poor language. It was very basic and did not have repetition to make it easier for children to read. I believe the message of the story is that something may not always work out in the beginning, but after time it always can. At first, the character did not like his new baby sister; however, over time he found out how to play and have fun with her. I liked the book, but I believe it is mainly for young children or preschoolers. ( )
  Mroeme1 | Sep 13, 2015 |
Somehow I never minded reading these over and over again to my kids. I guess because LC is just a little naughty/ impulsive, but also lovable, w/good intentions. Something like Ramona Quimby, Clementine, and my kids. This one covers a common dilemma, might help because it's lighter than other books w/ the theme. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Talk about the new baby come to the family.
  blancabauman | Mar 14, 2015 |
Summary-Little Critter gets a new baby sister. He doesn't understand why the baby won't pay attention to anything he does and gets frustrated when she won't laugh at his jokes or anything. Eventually, Little Critter figures out what he actually can do with a new baby and turns out to be a great big brother.
Personal Reaction-This book explains easily and perfectly to a little kid whose life is changing and who is about to get a new baby brother or sister. I read this to my son when he was about a year old for the first time to help transition him into getting a new baby brother in his life. Also several times when the baby was born because he got jealous a lot. This book seemed to help a ton because he understood quickly. It reassured Samuel that he would lose any love or attention from Mommy and Daddy.
Classroom Extension-Have a classroom discussion about having a new baby brother or sister, or both! Kids with younger sibling can share their experiences and advice with the others.
  sarah_desrosier | Nov 12, 2014 |
This is a great book for children who have a new brother or sister.
This book come from Pierce College.
age 2 and up
  xiomaragrace12 | Oct 28, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307119424, Paperback)

In this well-loved Little Critter picture book, our funny young hero has to get used to a new baby sister. What a problem. The baby doesn't pay attention when Little Critter reads to her. She cries when he makes silly faces. And she can't understand the jokes he tells. It's seems like an impossible task, but Little Critter finally figures out what you CAN do with a new baby -- and becomes a very good brother.

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The new baby takes some getting used to, but she's worth it.

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