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What a Good Big Brother!

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“Why is Sadie crying?” Cameron asks, and asks, and asks. While Cameron loves his new baby sister, he does not love her crying. Mom and Dad can quiet Sadie by changing her diaper, feeding her, and singing lullabies, but when all else fails, Cameron takes over. A Good Big Brother can rub tummies and kiss toes to turn a whimper into a smile!

With humor and warmth, New York Tim
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Apr 21, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it
A lot of sibling books for kids set up a conflict between the older and younger sibling right away that's eventually resolved, but this one simply models good older sibling behavior pretty effectively. The story isn't particularly exciting, but is sweet. Good for 3-5 year olds.
Oct 17, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Hooray for books that put a positive spin on getting a new sibling!
Beautiful illustrations! I love how the illustrations include some of the words in the story. This is just a beautiful story for a child is become a big sister or brother. Cameron loved his new baby sister Sadie. Cameron had alot of question why his little baby sister always crying and for what was the purpose for her crying. This is a family tradition to care for one another, its warm and easy to read. It is a colorful picture book for children to go along with the story. Cameron is supportive ...more
Feb 09, 2009 Becky rated it really liked it
What do babies do best? Well, babies do many things, really, but one of the things they do best is express themselves. They cry. A lot. Cameron, the little boy in the story, is a good big brother. He loves his baby sister, Sadie. He's learning what there is to know about babies. He's finding out quickly that babies cry for many different reasons. The book shows that taking care of a baby is a group effort. There are jobs for mom, dad, and a big brother. (Dad does diaper duty, for example. Mom br ...more
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Mar 16, 2009 The Library Lady rated it it was ok
The boy in this book looks like "Dondi" from the famous comic strip, and the way the text is placed on the side is not attractive graphically. The story is sweeter than sweet to the point of saccharine. This will work for parents who want idyllic fantasies about new babies for those big brothers and sisters, and will undoubtedly get adoring reviews from childless adults. Personally, I prefer Peter's Chairfor a more realistic view of things, or if you want something without a touch of sibling riv ...more
Erin Sterling
I was not a good big sister, so it felt unrealistic to me. :P

What a Good Big Brother is a good story for young children who have become big brothers or sisters recently. Cameron wants to know why his baby sister Sadie is crying and learns that sometimes it’s because she needs a diaper change, sometimes it’s because she’s hungry, sometimes because she’s sleepy, and sometimes for no reason at all. While the story may seem a bit saccharine at times since Cameron is always a good big brother, the i
Apr 01, 2010 Amanda rated it really liked it
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This was a very good book about being an older brother. Helpful for us because it also was about having a baby sister. The illustrations are beautiful, fun and vibrant and the story has a little repetition, but not too much to be boring. I wish I'd known about and bought this one for my son when our daughter was born. I'll keep it in mind for anyone who has a future big brother in their family...
Aug 29, 2013 Brianna rated it really liked it
It was a good book! This would be a good book to read to a child that has a sibling on the way or has a younger sibling just because it might be nice to show the child how to be a good older sibling. It was also kinda humors to me because I have really never met a child these days who actually like to help there parents out with anything other than themselves.
Feb 26, 2009 Molly rated it really liked it
I really liked this for a Big Brother book. It was simple but was great at preparing a child that a baby will cry. It also lets them know that you can help and do things to make the baby feel beter. I thought it was sweet and loved the size of the pictures the whole family can read this one together. Ages 3+
Apr 01, 2009 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: picture, new-baby
Good story on waht to expect when a new baby comes home and what a big brother/sister can do to help. Willnot use in storytime
May 01, 2009 Tricia rated it liked it
Cameron is helpful when his baby sister is it surprise when he makes her smile? Good story for older brothers or sisters with a new baby in the house.
Mar 06, 2009 Zack rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Might be good for one-on-one reading for a family with a new baby. I found it to be yet another new-baby-in-the-house-book. I found the art style distracting.
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Dec 10, 2009 Tina Bartholoma rated it really liked it
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