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SUPERSISTER by Beth Cadena


by Beth Cadena and illustrated by Frank W. Dormer

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-547-01006-9
Publisher: Clarion

An appealing bundle of energy and charm, Supersister is a girl prepared to do anything to help her mom. Comic-book–like panels show that our girl has already donned her superhero mask as she begins the day, and the text swoops ahead at a rollicking pace, with parenthetical asides that highlight the value of independence and the necessity of reassurance. Supersister heads off to school—returning briefly to tie Mother’s shoes and giver her a kiss—and after spending the day working hard and thinking up ways to come to Mother’s aid, the heroine arrives home to walk the dog, set the table and read a story (13 times) before her father carries her up to bed. But wait! Supersister must first untie Mother’s shoes and ask when the baby is coming—very soon—and readers will see that Mother is quite pregnant. Lively yet thoughtful text and bright, funny illustrations combine beautifully to settle into a pleasing conclusion: a supersister dream that features a superbrother. Highly recommended for children with siblings on the way. (Picture book. 3-6)