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*Bye-Bye, Baby!* by Richard Morris, illustrated by Larry Day
Bye-Bye, Baby!
by Richard Morris, illustrated by Larry Day
Ages 4-8 40 pages Walker Books September 2009 Hardcover    

Felix isnít too impressed with the new arrival in his family - his baby sister. Her crying keeps him up all night and even gives Felixís mom a headache. Felix tells his best friend, a stuffed gray donkey named Poncho, that things really arenít working out with his sister; it would be best if they take her back. But, unfortunately, it looks like his sister is there to stay.

When the baby is old enough to walk, the family takes a trip to the zoo (Poncho comes, too). At the zoo, Felix sees so many wonderful possibilities for getting rid of his sister: perhaps an elephant could sit on her, or a hippo gobble her up, or a giraffe put her high on a treetop where she could never bother Felix again.

Felix loves the zoo! He cries all the way home when itís time to leave, and neither his mother nor father can soothe him. Luckily, his baby sister knows just what to do.

Bye-Bye, Baby! is a touching and funny tale about a child who is having a hard time adjusting to the presence of a new sibling. The story was inspired by author Richard Morrisís experience with his own children. The artwork by Larry Day adds just the right note of wit and sly humor to the terrific storyline. This book makes a perfect gift for a child who is still on the fence about their new sibling.
 


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