Saturday, November 20, 2021

Review - Little Miss, Big Sis

Little Miss, Big Sis

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Date: 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

The big news is this--Little Miss becomes a big sis! In the perfect follow-up to Plant a Kiss, Little Miss learns the wonders of becoming a big sister as she and her family celebrate the momentous arrival of a new baby.

New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and award-winning illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have teamed up once again to create a charming story about Little Miss. Little Miss, Big Sis is the perfect gift for any child becoming a big brother or sister and any expecting families!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a cute companion to Plant a Kiss in which Little Miss becomes a big sis.

While it follows a similar format to Plant a Kiss and also features Peter H. Reynolds' charming illustrations, I didn't find Little Miss, Big Sis to be quite as strong as its predecessor. The text was sometimes confusing in that you couldn't always tell who was being talked about. And the focus on the sibling experience will narrow the audience for this book considerably. I much preferred the theme of Plant a Kiss, as it's a far more universal one.

Overall, though, this will probably work for families who are expecting a new arrival. Some books about new baby siblings aren't that great, but this one shows the relationship in a fairly realistic (though still sweet) way.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.17 out of 5

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