Angel Baby by Pat Cummings

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"Amanda Lynne," said her mother,"Come help me feed your baby brother.Grab that towel and Mr. Bear.Oops! There's oatmeal in his hair.Wipe off his face. Now look, you seeWhat an angel he can be"

In Mother's eyes, Amanda Lynne's little brother is a perfect angel, but Amanda is not so sure. From her point of view, the baby is quite a handful, and always on her hands.

With humor and love, Pat Cummings guides us through a busy day for a baby and his big sister. Her confetti-bright illustrations and romping rhymes are a heavenly combination, sure to brighten every little angel's story time.


About Pat Cummings

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Pat Cummings was born in Chicago but grew up traveling with her military family all over the world. She has been writing and illustrating children's books since she graduated from Pratt Institute. In addition to her art for the Coretta Scott King Award winner "My Mama Needs Me" by Mildred Pitts Walter, Pat's luminous work includes "Angel Baby"; "Clean Your Room", "Harvey Moon!"; and the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award winner "Talking With Artists". She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Chuku Lee, and the ghost of their cat, Cash.
Published May 3, 2000 by HarperCollins. 24 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Amanda’s expressive face reflects all the feelings of a nine- or ten-year-old when faced with a day spent with a baby who gets into everything, makes a mess, and chases the cat.

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""Amanda Lynne, let's get him dressed./ Shoes and socks and all the rest./ Be gentle, hold him carefully./ What an angel he can be!"" reads the text as the accompanying illustration shows the boy resisting his sister's help and taunting the cat with his shoestring.

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