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Bye-Bye, Baby!

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  57 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Felix is not happy about his new baby sister. In fact, he thinks she should be sent back to where she came from. That's when a trip to the zoo inspires some creative solutions to his problem—but Felix will need some animal participation for his plans to work. Expertly brought to life by award-winning illustrator Larry Day, this quirky, tongue-in-cheek take on the new baby ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Walker Childrens
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Amy Forrester
Sep 14, 2012 Amy Forrester rated it it was amazing
Felix’s mother has a baby and now Felix is a big brother. He’s not happy about it. He tells his best friend, his stuffed donkey Poncho, “This isn’t working out, I think we should take her back.” But it doesn’t work; Felix can’t get rid of his new sister. One day his family visits the zoo and Felix thinks of all the ways the animals could help him with his problem; the elephant could sit on his sister and the hippo with the giant mouth could eat her. In fact, Felix loves the zoo so much he doesn ...more
Aug 08, 2009 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Any parent of multiple children or any of us who have younger brothers and/or sisters can relate to that first twinge of angst when a new baby is introduced to the family.

In Bye-Bye Baby, Felix is not happy about the arrival of his little sister and is always trying to find ways to send her back. A family outing to the zoo gives Felix's creative mind a whole new pile of possibilities of what he can do with her. Ironically, however, it's the trip to the zoo that shows Felix just what the benefits
May 07, 2012 Nina rated it liked it
Being a big brother isn't always fun or exciting. The truth is, sometimes little boys rather have their parents all to themselves. Felix was happy when it was just his mom, dad and favorite stuff animal, Poncho. But that all changed the day his baby sister came home. That day he was stuck with the sitter, and couldn't sleep at all. Felix decided that it wasn't working out. His sister had to go.

'Bye-Bye Baby' perfectly captures Felix's frustration with his new sibling. It more brilliantly captur
Alice Tasman
Aug 23, 2009 Alice Tasman rated it it was amazing
The PERFECT book for kids with a new sib! When baby sis comes home from the hospital, watch out! Big bro, Felix, is NOT happy and tries to figure out how to get rid of her... Funny, dark, and true, parents will love it as much as their kids! A+ writing and show-stopper illustrations... Hope to see more of Felix!
Aug 27, 2012 Mary rated it liked it
I especially loved the page that said "Felix loved the zoo. He loved it so much that he didn't want to leave. Ever!" with an illustration of Felix holding on to a fence while dad tries to remove him. Felix's legs are shown running in the air. Perfect!
Rusty Gregory
Mar 01, 2013 Rusty Gregory rated it really liked it
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"The day his baby sister was born, Felix was sent to the playground with his sitter."

I thought this was a great story with a boy who as an interesting attitude. I love his friend Poncho throughout the story. I like the voice of the character.
I love Felix's toddler anger and the way it's conveyed. His meltdown at the zoo is perfect! So is his grudging acceptance of his sister. The rhythmn and perspective of the illustrations are nicely rendered.
Feb 03, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The tale of a young boy who gets a baby sister and wants to send her back, or maybe have the elephants sit on her, or the hippos eat her. Cute, and not too sachrine.
Jan 11, 2010 Terrah rated it liked it
Shelves: cora
Cute, but since the boy in this book didn't like the new baby in his family, and my girls adore the new baby in our family, Cora totally couldn't relate.
Sep 23, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Wow! Felix really doesn't like his baby sister and he stays mad for a looong time. Excellent artwork enhances the emotions of the characters.
Apr 29, 2010 Kim rated it liked it
Felix does NOT like his new baby sister, and wants to leave her at the zoo. At the end, they ending up bonding - a little
Randie D. Camp, M.S.
Felix loves his toy, Poncho, but has a hard time accepting his baby sister. Will a trip to the zoo change his feelings?
Jul 14, 2010 Dianna rated it really liked it
My four-year-old son really liked this one, as he's not completely in love with his little sister lately.
Oct 28, 2009 Mary rated it really liked it
Very cute new sibling story and how the stuffed animal makes the big brother feel better.
The Library Lady
Dec 18, 2009 The Library Lady rated it it was ok
Yet another sibling rivalry book with little to set it apart from the crowd.
Oct 23, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Good book for children who are no longer the only child in the house.
themes: siblings, new sibling, new sister, family
Aug 07, 2009 Betsy rated it liked it
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