Once Upon a Baby Brother
Lizzie loves to make up stories and tell them to anyone and everyone, even though now that her annoying baby brother, Marvin, has joined the family, no one has time to listen. She’s so full of ideas, it seems like nothing can stop her. And then one day, something does. What’s a star writer to do?
Lizzie finds inspiration where she least expects it in this funny picture book, illustrated with energy and pizzazz by award-winning artist Tricia Tusa.
Awards & Recognition
- Bank Street College Best Children’s Books 2011
“This book is a delight on so many levels, and our first- through third-grade teachers, in particular, are sure to request it right off the bat, for its wonderful creative-writing applications. (Needless to say, our young readers themselves will love the story, too!)” (Susan Braunstein, Librarian, New Rochelle, NY)
“Sullivan has found an oblique way to write about the ups and downs of a school-age child adjusting to a much younger sibling, and she carries it out with skill.” (Booklist)
“Everyone is captivated by confident and prolific Lizzie’s abilities. Miss Pennyroyal’s new assignment is to create a comic-book character who will have lots of adventures. With a deadline looming, Lizzie develops a serious case of writer’s block something was missing. Then an unexpected dose of inspiration comes from her little brother when he returns home from visiting Gramma. Expressive watercolor and ink cartoon illustrations done in soft hues have humorous elements, such as young Marvin standing on a stack of books in his crib. This is a good choice to share with children coping with and learning to accept a new sibling.” (School Library Journal)