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Big red lollipop (edition 2010)

by Rukhsana Khan, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

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Member:AnnaMoody
Title:Big red lollipop
Authors:Rukhsana Khan
Other authors:Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
Info:New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2010.
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:easy; prek-3; diversity; siblings; maturing; fairness

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This was a great read! I enjoyed the authors descriptive illustrations and connection to multicultural education. The author uses a girl growing up in a different cultural household and connects this to a story about a girl who wants to go to a birthday party. Her mom isn't familiar of what a birthday party is and hesitates to let her go. But in the end, she is able to go to the birthday party and the story is set around this. I would utilize this book in my own classroom because it is a great representation for children who are culturally shocked by the barriers that make them different from the rest. It is a great way to integrate different holidays and to celebrate the importance of different cultures. Children learn a lot from this story and can easily connect. ( )
  eoertl1 | Nov 11, 2014 |
When young Rubina gets invited to her friends birthday party she has to take her little sister as well. But what happens when Rubina's little sister goes to the party, eats her big sisters lollipop, and ruins Rubina's life for what will be forever.
  auntiepants88 | Nov 10, 2014 |
I enjoyed reading “Big Red Lollipop” for three main reasons: the plot, the illustrations, and the writing style. The plot is not suspenseful, but it is relatable for children that have younger siblings. The story is about a young Indian girl who gets invited to a birthday party. She has never been to one before, and she is very excited to go. However, her mother makes her take her little sister, Sana. The little sister is annoying to all of the other girls at the party. The writing style of this book is very organized. This book is also written from the point of view of the girl who is invited to the birthday party. It is interesting to see her point of view because she is not accustomed to celebrating birthdays. The girl says, “The worst thing is that all the girls at school know if they invite me to birthday parties, I have to bring Sana. I don’t get any invitations for a really long time.” The illustrations display colorful images of the two sisters going to the party and fighting over a lollipop. I believe that children will enjoy seeing the comical illustration of the older sister chasing the younger sister all around the house. I believe that many children who have siblings can relate to this particular part of the book. Many children’s things are often ruined by their siblings. The big idea of this story is to teach readers that younger siblings may be annoying, but they are still family. ( )
  sstelz2 | Oct 30, 2014 |
Big Red Lollipop is a story teaches kids to share even with their annoying, younger sisters and about sibling rivalry and overcoming it. Rubina is invited to a party and does not want to take Sana to the party she was invited to because she sort of embarrassed and does not want to be the girl who had to take her little sister. Her mom still makes her take Sana and she does feel embarrassed. Later on, Sana is put into the same situation as described above, but she talks her mom out of forcing Sana to take the youngest sister. Rubina understands how it feels to be put in that situation and helps her younger sister rather than endure the pain, if you will, of having her younger sister take the fun away from her. ( )
  Nijania | Oct 26, 2014 |
Big sister Rubina is invited to her first birthday party, but her mom wants her to take along her baby sisiter. Although she doesn't want to, she does and finds her baby sister ruins a lot of things at the party and even ate her lollipop from the goody bag. When it is her little sisters turn to be invited to the party, their mother wants her to take her big sister and her little sister, however Rubina stands up for her sister and tells her mom to let her go alone. Her little sister presents Rubina with a lollipop after her party.
  ashleykalar | Oct 18, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670062871, Hardcover)

Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can?t convince Ami that you just don?t bring your younger sister to your friend?s party. So both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubina?s prized party favor, a red lollipop. What?s a fed-up big sister to do?

Rukhsana Khan?s clever story and Sophie Blackall?s irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:53 -0400)

Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.

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