Item description for I Used To Be the Baby by Robin Ballard...
Overview Now that there is a newborn in the family, the older sibling has a new role to play, using his know-how and experience to make the new baby feel right at home.
"I used to be the baby, but now I am big." So begins this story of a not-very-big sibling who suddenly finds himself with a baby brother. He willing shares his toys with the baby, he plays with him, and he knows when to be quiet. He sings a cheerful song when it is needed, and he teaches his brother many useful lessons. But sometimes even the biggest of us likes to be the baby -- and in this loving family, that is no problem at all
Citations And Professional Reviews I Used To Be the Baby by Robin Ballard has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 294
Kirkus Review - Children - 03/15/2002 page 405
Publishers Weekly - 03/18/2002 page 102
School Library Journal - 05/01/2002 page 104
Booklist - 05/01/2002 page 1530
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 294
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Studio: Greenwillow Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 10" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 26, 2002
ISBN 0060295864 ISBN13 9780060295868 UPC 046594015952
Availability 0 units.
More About Robin Ballard
Ballard was born in Los Angeles, grew up in California and British Columbia and came to New York to attend the Cooper Union School of Art, graduating in 1989
Robin Ballard currently resides in Wadhington, in the state of District Of Columbia.
Reviews - What do customers think about I Used To Be the Baby?
Great Book for the Big Kid Jan 25, 2008
I bought this book for my oldest daughter who is now 17 months old when she became a big sister at only a year old. She loved it then and still loves it now. I read the pages and compare the two children in the book to her and her baby sister. She loves it and loves to point out the baby. Cute book.
Great for new siblings Apr 26, 2007
This book helped my two year old a lot. It explains things in cause and effect which is great for there little minds. I often recommend it to friends who are expecting.
Good book that helps a child through new-baby transition Feb 24, 2007
I liked the illustrations (when you read it, notice the mother's expressions...some are hilarious!), and the language was the right level for a small child. My daughter is two and loves it. My only beef was with the while bottle-feeding thing. I breastfeed my son, and this book certainly didn't help my daughter understand that because it portrays the baby being fed with a bottle. But, hey, you can't please everybody! Otherwise, a great book.
Decent book, not great Feb 15, 2007
I have a two year old son with another one on the way. Trying to get across the concept that "the end of the world as he knows it is fast approaching" is not an easy one, so I turned to a number of books such as this one.
The pictures are done quite nicely, but my big complaint is that the text itself doesn't make a lot of sense to me. When reading this book to our son, we frequently make up totally different words than what's written in the book. For example, I don't believe there's a single rhyme in the whole book.
I do agree that the book does present some difficult situations that may trouble an older sibling (like the baby taking toys, etc.) But I would recommend instead something like "The New Baby" by Mercer Mayer
Fun sibling rivalry Aug 20, 2005
My 2 1/2 year old loves this book. It has great pictures of a baby being annoying and then how the older brother can help the baby. My only quibble is that the first situation is resolved by feeding the baby a bottle. I wish our culture wasn't so full of bottle pushers when breastfeeding is also a great way to feed a baby!