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Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!: 12/15/11

 cover art (Weeksk goes to Powells)Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth! by Sarah Weeks is all about the difficulties of being an older sibling. Sophie is here to set the record straight about the lies parents tell their children about the new baby. It reads like an update to Martha Alexander's Nobody Asked Me if I Wanted a Baby Sister.

Sophie goes through step by step all the ways babies are impossible, alien, annoying additions to the family. They aren't cute, they can't do anything, they're noisy, they're stinky and so forth.

What Sophie doesn't realize at first is that babies don't stay babies for very long. In fact they change and learn pretty quickly. As they learn they become more interesting. The book takes a charming turn as Sophie's opinion of her brother softens.

When I read this book to my two, I expected my son to relate to the book most as he's the oldest. I was wrong. It was my daughter who found the book hilarious. For every one of Sophie's examples, she wanted to know how she and Sean were like as babies.

Five stars.

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Comment #1: Friday, December, 16, 2011 at 16:40:04

Jeane

I bet my daughter would really like this one. She was thrilled with the baby at first, then confided to me later that she didn't want to have her own baby when she was a mom, just adopt older kids because "babies are too much work!"



Comment #2: Monday, December 19 2011 at 22:55:04

Pussreboots

Ha! Reminds me of my son when I first brought home my daughter. Her first morning in the home, he asks, "Is she still here?" This book is perfect for those sorts of situations. Happy reading.