SISTERS by Judith Caseley

SISTERS

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Unlike many other adoption tales where a new sibling arrives from overseas, Kika is not a baby when she arrives but similar in age and size to Melissa, who eagerly anticipates Kika’s arrival. Once the sisters meet, Melissa helps Kika learn some English words about birthdays, pizza, and other new things. Alternating voices narrate events as the girls, approximately 5 or 6, build a bond of friendship. The family doesn’t know the date of Kika’s birthday, so they designate a day and celebrate with a surprise party. When Kika gets a new doll that she doesn’t have to share, Melissa pouts. Later in the finale Melissa brings Kika a card that says “Love” and Kika knows what that means. A gentle, adoption story accompanied by brightly bold watercolor paintings just right for this tale. A terrific combination. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-06-051046-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2004




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