April 21, 2013

Bye-Bye Baby Brother!

cover image of Bye-Bye Baby Brother!
Sheena Dempsey

Ruby and her faithful dog Rory are sick of baby Oliver monopolizing all of Mommy’s time. Ruby imagines ways to make Oliver disappear: hiding him in the cabbages at the store, putting him in a yard sale. When she suggests sending him on a one-way trip to the moon Mommy intervenes and wisely proposes making the moon trip an imaginary outing for everyone, with Ruby as the captain. When Oliver is tucked into bed Ruby admits “now I think we should keep him a little bit longer.” Charming pastel watercolor illustrations are the perfect complement to this humorous sibling rivalry tale. Ages 5-6.