Tuesday , May 28 2024
A little girl learns to accept her new baby sister.

Book Review: What is That Thing? by Kevin McNamee

Are you a mom ready to give birth to second child? Do you already have an older child who is having a hard time accepting a new baby?

If you answered yes to either question, I highly recommend reading Kevin McNamee’s newly published What is that Thing?.

A new baby sister or brother can present a great threat to the older sibling. Often the older sibling has a hard time understanding why mommy and daddy have to give attention to the new baby.

The main character, Jenna, uses her imagination in a fun way to escape the reality of having a brand new baby sister. What a clever approach to teaching children that new siblings aren’t so bad after all.

Jenna eventually learns to accept her baby sister by interacting with her. Jenna touches her baby sister’s waving hands and the baby squeezes Jenna’s finger and smiles a big toothless grin.

Allowing the older sibling to interact with the new baby is one way to help defuse any misunderstandings.

This cute and heartwarming story should be read to all children who already have or are about to have a new addition to their family.

Further value is added by the award-winning artist K.C. Snider, who elevates the story with her top-notch illustrations.

About Nicole Weaver

Nicole Weaver is an award-winning author. Her first trilingual book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle was published in 2009. Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in publishing the award-winning book, My Sister Is My Best Friend which was published in 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing. My Sister Is My Best Friend has won the following awards: 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators has awarded this book the 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Picture Storybooks category. 2012 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval 2012 Children's Literary Classics Gold Award Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review Her newest book , My Brother Is My Best Friend was also published by Guardian Angel Publishing, January 2014.

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