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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Bye-Bye Baby!

Bye-Bye Baby!

Fall 2009 Picture Books
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Author: Richard Morris
Illustrator: Larry Day
ISBN: 0802797725
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Felix has a beloved stuffed donkey named "Poncho." He can tell Poncho that he doesn't like his new baby sister--even before she comes home from the hospital. When she does come home, Felix's mother tells him to say hello, Felix sits on the sofa, as far away as possible, clutching Poncho and thinking "Bye-bye." When baby sister can walk, the family takes a trip to the zoo. Felix has such a good time fantasizing about what the large animals can do to his sister that he has a melt-down when it's time to go home. Although his parents can't resolve his tantrum, baby sister can; she picks Poncho up from the car floor and hands him to Felix.
Kemie Nix   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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