Friday, July 11, 2014

Starred review from PW!!

Having solved their blanket-sharing dilemma in The Twins’ Blanket, the twins at the center of this companion book are jostling for their mother’s time and attention. Those resources are in even shorter supply after a baby sister enters the picture. Yum packs a novel’s worth of emotion into her pages, from the twins’ unvarnished initial assessment of their sibling (“The baby is red and ugly. She looks like the bread in a paper bag”) to the hard-to-shake disappointments and jealousies that eventually give way to competitive attempts to be the better big sister. A sensitive, true-to-life story of a family’s growth that never turns saccharine. Ages 3–6. Agent: Sean McCarthy, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency. (Aug.)