DARCY AND GRAN DON'T LIKE BABIES by Jane Cutler

DARCY AND GRAN DON'T LIKE BABIES

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Like many newly upstaged children, Darcy isn't much interested in her baby sibling, for the familiar reasons: his smell, his attention-grabbing ways. But she has an unusual ally: a grandmother who sums up her own dislike for babies in similar terms. After an outing when they swing and enjoy other activities unsuited to babies, Darcy can begin to imagine a time when she won't mind--might even like--her new brother. Ryan's pictures add some gleeful mischief, especially in the park scenes; and while Gran is given to understatement, there's reassurance in her gestures and expressions. But the layout flounders when an entire dialogue is illustrated with the two sitting silently; and though the sentiments are good-hearted, the repetitive phrasing feels forced. In a crowded field, with such treats as Henkes's Julius, Baby of the World available, an acceptable additional offering. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-590-44587-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1993




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