Wednesday, July 24, 2002

BABY-ON-THE-WAY BOOKS: To prepare our son for the impending end of his single-child status, we've been reading to him any book we can find about new babies and older siblings. Some of these books are too saccharine, some are too clinical for a two-and-a-half-year old, and some are just right. The stories about older siblings who throw fits, tantrums and try to give away the baby are probably the most accurate and definitely the funniest. My current favorites are Julius: Baby of the World, by Kevin Henkes (the best line, from the big sister to an unsuspecting preggo woman, is, "You'll live to regret that bump under your dress!") and I Want a Brother or Sister, by Astrid Lindgren. I'd appreciate anybody's recommendations of other good books, sent to jordana-at-sluggy-dot-net.

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