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Comments for Za-Za's Baby Brother

Za-Za's Baby BrotherZa-Za's Baby Brother: 11/13/08

It's not always easy being an older brother or sister, especially when the younger sibling is a baby. Za-za, a zebra learns just how difficult it can be to have a baby brother in Za-Za's Baby Brother by Lucy Cousins.

Za-Za is just a toddler herself, trying hard to be a big girl but still needing the extra love and attention that young children crave. Unfortunately for Za-Za, her parents are preoccupied with a new born. All they want is a moment of peace and quiet but Za-Za's confusion and jealousy results in baby brother crying. Fortunately it gets easier to be a big brother or sister. Za-Za learns how to treat her brother better and comes to see him as part of the family.

From reading other reviews of Za-Za's Baby Brother, the book is recommended for young children who will soon be older siblings. Harriet, though, the "baby" of our family was the one who chose the book from the library. Sean, Harriet and I read the board book together. Both children thought the baby brother was really cute. Sean added that Za-Za needs to be more patient with her parents.

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Comment #1: Friday, November, 14, 2008 at 15:22:36

Callista

We have this book! We don't read it much any more but my oldest daughter read it a lot when I was pregnant.



Comment #2: Friday, November 14, 2008 at 21:46:03

Pussreboots

We borrowed the book from our local library and read it well after Sean had gotten used to being a big brother.



Comment #3: Friday, November, 14, 2008 at 19:45:38

sir jorge

I really like the cover art on that book.



Comment #4: Friday, November 14, 2008 at 21:51:23

Pussreboots

The cover caught our attention too.



Comment #5: Friday, November, 14, 2008 at 21:27:24

Jeane

My daughter loved the Za-Za books when she was three!

Comment #6: Friday, November 14, 2008 at 21:53:42

Pussreboots

My children were 1 and 5 when we read the book. They both enjoyed it.