Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jacob's Little Sister - a book review

Quote of the day:

"Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere."  - Hazel Rochman

Today's featured book:

Title:  Jacob's Little Sister
Author and Illustrator:  Miriam Cohen
Ages:  2-5

Let's take a peek inside shall we?

About the book:

This fun little board book tells all about the stress and responsibility of looking after a tornadic baby sister.  Whew!! A guy can get an ulcer being in charge of her.  Too old now to ride on daddy's back big brother has a very important job to do now.  He is promoted to security guard status for a "little sweet patootie" who never stops running, exploring and just enjoying life!  Both daddy and big brother end up exhausted at the end of their trip to the park and both decide, while she has played herself out and is curled up asleep in her stroller, that they will take advantage of the peace and quiet and have a little rest too....heaven knows they really, really earned it!  

This is a great book to read aloud and discuss the obligations and seriousness of caring for and protecting a smaller sibling.  It highlights the fact that little sister is part of a family where every member loves and cherishes her and will commit to keeping her  happy and safe no matter what her age.  I highly recommend this book.

About the author:

  Miriam Cohen was born October 14, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Antioch College.  The author is married with three sons, Adam, Gabriel and Jean.  Due to her husband's work she has lived many places around the world, including Afghanistan and Brazil.
   Cohen is best known for her novels.

Book Review Rating:  8  (fantastic!)

Read on and read always! May you own your day.

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