A standard situation explicated with unusual insight. The third-person text describes the older sister's privileged status...

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THE BIG SISTER

A standard situation explicated with unusual insight. The third-person text describes the older sister's privileged status from the younger's point of view: ""She was Mommy's big girl. . .always right. . .got the biggest scabs, the most mosquito bites. . .and knew that little kids are really stupid."" With sympathy and humor, Torudd's vividly expressive, cartoon-style illustrations detail the exploits of the elder and the escalating frustration and retaliation of the younger. At the end, as the little sister gets a bedtime story and a kiss while the older one struggles with homework, it's evident that this story has another side--and that even the little Sister can turn affectionate when she's needed. A winning import from Sweden.

Pub Date: Oct. 17, 1989

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 36

Publisher: R&S--dist. by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1989