Hannah Is a Big Sister

Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Author), Dorothy Stott (Illustrator)

Having a new baby in the house brings about a range of emotions in an older sibling, from excitement to joy to jealousy. In Hannah is a Big Sister, Capucilli and Stott employ straightforward text and eye-catching illustration to explore all of these feelings through a child’s eyes. Starting on the big day when the baby arrives home from the hospital, Hannah will hold the tiny new bundle, count fingers and toes, try to figure out why the baby is crying, help with diapers and bath time, and anticipate teaching her new sibling all sorts of things–like using the potty when the time comes. Waiting until the baby is old enough to play is a big factor for young children, so here Hannah will also learn the importance of being patient.