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Princess Arabella is a Big Sister

(Princess Arabella)

3.11  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The newest title in the popular Princess Arabella series! Princess Arabella can't wait to have a younger sibling to play with. But what would be most fun- a brother or a sister? Sisters seem great... until she meets Prince Mimoun's sister. A brother then? Princess Ling's brothers seem like too much trouble! What do Mum and Dad have in store for Princess Arabella? ...more
Paperback, 28 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Cassava Republic Press
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Brown Girl Reading
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the newest book in the Princess Arabella series published by Cassava Republic. If you're looking for a book for children aged 3+ years definitely check this one out. It would make a perfect gift for children that are about to become big brothers and sisters. This is the fifth book in the series which discusses the idea of having a little brother or sister. Mylo Freeman does it again because the book is well put together with beautiful artwork enhanced by bold colors and a story that chil ...more
Nadia L. Hohn
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book, I had a feeling it was made in Europe. Usually, you can tell. I am not sure why or how but perhaps it is the storytelling style. (A clue for me was when Princess Arabella goes to speak to her parents who are both in bed. I noticed that each of the careers had the same rich complexion. It was also in how the other characters were illustrated.) So I looked Mylo Freeman and oh my gosh. She is an African-descended/Black Dutch author-illustrator. There are few published Black autho ...more
Jo Oehrlein
Oct 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Princess Arabella is lonely and wants a sibling to play with. She imagines one her age.

When she visits friends, she notices that sibling relationships are not all sunshine and ice cream. They fight, mess up your puzzles, fuss at your for getting in their stuff, and are concerned with who got more.

Arabella's not so sure about siblings any more.

Then, it's the day! She has a sibling; in fact, she has two! Her mother has had boy/girl twins!

Love the texture on her mother's clothes.
Erin Buhr
Dec 30, 2019 added it
Shelves: 2019-books
Princess Arabella finds being an only child boring so she asks her parents for a little brother or sister. In the months that follow she considers whether a brother or sister would be better, discovering the pitfalls of both. Siblings will identify with the various scenarios and have their opinions for Arabella.
Brittany Thurman
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute story, but the title is a little misleading. It isn’t about her being a big sister, and we don’t find out that she is (very swiftly) a big sister until the last page.
Miss Sarah
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Arabella is going to be a big sister is learning all about being a sibling from all her friends. Preschool and up
Kristen Thorp
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Stephanie Bange
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This could be subtitled: Be careful what you ask for!

Young Princess Arabella is bored with playing by herself and thinks she might like a sibling to play with. She promptly pronounces this to her parents, who cast a knowing glance at each other. Time goes by as she explores whether she would prefer a brother or sister. She comes to the conclusion that it is OK to be an only child, when... Surprise!

Freeman's story of a child wanting siblings is not new. What makes this fresh is the surprise endin
Edward Sullivan
Princess Arabella's wish for a sibling comes true. ...more
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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Mylo Freeman grew up in The Hague and lives in Amsterdam. She attended the art-academy in Amsterdam and majored in illustration and painting. She has been a full-time writer-illustrator since 1993 and has published over 50 picture books. Her debut book Potty! was awarded the Kiek Book Prize and has been translated into many languages. The Princess Arabella series is one of her most well-known book ...more

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