Monday, June 9, 2014

Review from SLJ

The Twins’ Little Sister. illus. by Hyewon Yum. 40p. Farrar/Frances Foster Bks. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780374379735. LC 2013013078.

PreS-Gr 1–The girls from The Twins’ Blanket (Farrar, 2011) are back and have something new to share—a baby sister! At first the twins aren’t so thrilled about the baby taking up all their mother’s time, but soon they realize that if they lend a hand, Mom will have more time to spend with them. They become so involved that they decide they need another baby! This semiautobiographical story puts a sweetly funny spin on the classic big sister plotline. The dual first-person narrative is comprised of dialogue, mostly between the twins as they sort out their feelings about their new sister. Once again, Yum shows a caring Asian family with the emphasis on the sibling relationship. Fans of the first book will be delighted that the blankets, along with the twins’ favorite colors, pink and yellow, make an appearance in the stylistic and painterly mixed-media illustrations. This book has broad appeal for big sisters- and brothers-to-be as well as for twins.–Amy Seto Musser, Denver Public Library

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