I recently received the book Once Upon a Baby Brother by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Tricia Tusa, put out by Sarah Sullivan Books from Mama Buzz to read and review.
This was a very sweet book. I have to admit, it's a little over my oldest daughter's head at 2 1/2 years old, but I'm sure that in a few years this will be a delightful book to read to her. The illustrations are lively and amusing.
The story is about Lizzie (just like mine!) who loves to write stories. She's a very expressive 2nd grader with quite an imagination and loves to entertain one and all with her fanciful tales. That is, until her little brother Marvin comes on the scene. Of course, as with all new babies, Marvin starts to steal everyone's attention away from Lizzie.
As a way to cope, Lizzie writes stories about the awful "Marvinosaurus" and the "Ugly Prince." Like all siblings, Marvin drives his big sister crazy by getting into all her stuff! When her mother takes Marvin away to Grandma's house for a visit, Lizzie is very excited to have freedom from her brother. However, Lizzie soon discovers that without her muse Marvin around, she has run out inspiration! You'll have to read for yourself to see the lesson that Lizzie learns about younger siblings. :)
If you're interested, you can purchase this book for as low as $10.87 on Amazon and if you're interested in more from this author, you can follow her on her blog or Facebook.