Writing is like cooking, if you spill something, you should make it look like part of the act.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

When I was King

Author: Linda Ashman
Title: When I Was King
Publishing information: Harper Collins Publisher, 2008, 4-8
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Picture book

Summary of Plot: A big brother needs to get use to the idea of a younger sibling. He no longer get all the attention and he has to share his stuff. When the baby brakes stuff he that the baby is to small to understand and that he is a big kid can do more. He comes like all the things he can do now because he is older and comes to like taking care of the little sibling.
Your Reaction to the book: I thought that this book was well planned out. The little boys change was at a good time in the book. The pictures were water paint. There was not a constant rhythm, but enough to make reading it interesting.

Potential Problems: Not every older brother will start to change like the little boy in this book.

Recommendations: If a parent is expecting to have another baby, this book is a good way to talk about jealously and growing up.

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