Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Little Miss finds out she is about to become a Big Sis! This book covers it all, starting with Little Miss waiting for the birth of a new baby. As the story progresses, Little Miss turns into a Big Sis through caring for and playing with the new baby as they grow up together. Big Sis's life changes with the new arrival, first with an infant who doesn't do much but cry and sleep, then on to making messes, and finally becoming social as an older infant. Big Sis discovers the joys and annoyances of having a younger sibling as the new Little Miss grows from an infant, to toddler, and finally a preschooler. But, she also discovers all the love that comes with it.
Little Miss, Big Sis is great for capturing the attention of smaller children and being easier to read by beginning readers through the use of rhymes. This book really shows the experience that the author has with children, as it hits a lot of the positives and negatives associated with bringing another child into the family. You can see the connection between siblings forming and becoming stronger with each turn of the page. The illustrations included on every page perfectly exemplify the text and are great clues to figuring out what is going on in the story for early readers.