Big Brother Now: A Story About Me and Our New Baby
Now I have a baby sister. Her name is Abby. Now, everybody tells me, "Jake, you're a wonderful big brother!" I don't know how to be a big brother.
When a new baby comes into the family, Jake's world changes! Being a big brother is hard and confusing at first and brings lots of changes to Jake's routine. On top of everything else, Jake has to be patient and share his parents and Pop-Pop. But with some time, Jake starts to like having a bigger family and all the good and fun things that come with being a big brother.
In this story, Jake - a new big brother - explains his feelings of being left out and forgotten when his baby sister Abby arrives. He experiences the typical confusion and mixed emotions that result in having to share his parents with a new and demanding sibling. But with wit and a resourceful nature, Jake explores his new role and achieves the confidence to embrace his little sister. Ultimately, the story demonstrates how kids can feel warm, safe, and loved in their family as they move from being a beloved only child to occupying a new and exciting role as the older sibling.
A note by psychologist Jane Annunziata, PsyD, offers new parents a wealth of guidance on preparing their family for a new baby, both before and after the arrival.
Age Range: 2-6
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Happily retired after 19 years in public libraries as a storyteller and preschool specialist, Annette Sheldon lives and writes on a farm in Austinburg, Ohio, with her husband, Harry.
Karen Maizel has illustrated 21 books for children and teaches foundational courses at an art and design college. She lives with her husband near Cleveland, Ohio, and has three grown daughters and a granddaughter.