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Wednesday 8 June 2011

Review: I Love My Baby Brother and I Love My Baby Sister

Could there possibly be anything more comforting to a child who has recently become an older sibling, than the character of Ollie? I think not.

Anna Walker's illustrations are soft and soothing, all pastels and whimsy, making you wish you could pick Ollie up and give him a big hug.

These images perfectly complement the text - simple, yet ringing so true for the concerns of a young child whose life has just been turned upside down. "Mum is busy. I have nothing to do."

Pretty soon, though, Ollie realises how much fun he can have with a baby, making him/her giggle and taking the bub on pretend train rides.

Each of these two stories is different, but very similar in tone and storyline.

And both are delightful. Just gorgeous.

Title: I Love My Baby Brother; I Love My Baby Sister
Author/Illustrator: Anna Walker
Publisher: Scholastic, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781741698930; 9781741698947
Format: Hardcover
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture book