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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The New Small Person

The New Small Person

Spring 2015 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Lauren Child
Illustrator: Lauren Child
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763678104
Hardcover Price: $17.99

"Elmore Green started off life as an only child…." And he was perfectly happy, until a "new small person" joined the family and everything changed…and not for the better. Everyone seems to like the little intruder best and soon Elmore's treasured "stuff" isn't safe from little fingers. As time goes by, though, Elmore discovers that shared fun has its advantages and a younger sibling might not be such a bad thing after all. In the gifted hands of award-winning author/illustrator Lauren Child (Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean, the Ruby Redfort novels), a child's adjustment to no longer being the "only" is a resonant and visual delight.

Lynne Heffley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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