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For a firstborn child, the arrival of a baby brother or sister is almost sure to arouse mixed feelings. Aloing with all the excitement, suddenly someone else is sharing the attention and love that the firstborn used to have all along. In his direct and understanding approch, Fred Rogers gets right to the heart of a potential situation, letting children know they're not alo ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 18th 1996 by Puffin Books
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I thought that this was a very sweet book! I found it at the library and love how there are pictures of families from several different backgrounds. There's also a wonderful picture of a mother obviously breastfeeding next to a picture of a father bottle-feeding so children can see both ways of feeding a baby. This is not a book about the physical process of pregnancy or childbirth, but about how children can deal with the not so sweet feelings that are completely normal when getting a new sibli ...more
In my teaching career, i have dealt with students whose mother recently had or will soon be having a baby, The student sibling is dealing with a variety of emotions like jealousy, envy, joy etc. This book has a very understandable and effective way of explaining why a student may feel these things.
This book is pretty dated...the pictures are fascinating studies in history, but the content can't be beat. We checked this one out from the library before #2 was born and it really helped #1 get what was going on.
Fred McFeely Rogers was an American educator, minister, songwriter, and television host. Rogers was the host of the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001. Rogers was also an ordained Presbyterian minister.More about Fred Rogers...