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by John Steptoe
Baby wants what babies always want: to get big brother's (or sister's) attention! "The author-artist depicts the tender, caring relationship of an older brother for his baby brother. The experience is universal....Fresh and appealing."
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 20th 1988 by HarperCollins
(first published April 1st 1988)
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The story line of this book is focused on a baby and his older brother who are in a room playing. The baby standing in his crib and playing/watching his older brother playing with some building blocks on the floor. When the baby throws his teddy bear on the floor the big brother gives it back, when the baby does it again, the brother takes him out of the crib and sets him on the floor next to building blocks, and when the baby knocks over the blocks the older brother gets a little upset, but bab ...more
Part of the Treasury of Picture books I own. I didn't really like this when I first read it. Now, however, I like it a lot more. I think that I didn't notice the subtlety of it before. Even though it only uses 7 words, it tells a clear story of a baby and older brother playing together. My favorite part was a page with no words; the older brother gives the baby a very serious look after baby knocks over his blocks. I think before I didn't find this book that good because it didn't have many word ...more
I loved this book. Even though this book had one and two words on each page that was said, the manner that it was done was superb. This book teaches the relationship between siblings. I used this book to explain to my daughter the nice way siblings should play with each other even though it may at times seem hard to be nice. Great teaching book with a few words.
John Steptoe was an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books from New York City. He began working on his first children's book, Stevie, while still a teenager and achieved great success during his tragically short career, encouraging the advancement of African American culture by producing work about the African American experience that children could appreciate. Recipient of two C ...moreMore about John Steptoe...