Babies Ruin Everything by Matthew Swanson

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Throughout, the naïve, cartoon art style is well-suited to the child’s narration, but its busyness can seem cluttered, as surely as the lengthy text needs significant snipping...Such a familiar theme needs something to distinguish the book that revisits it, and that something is missing here.
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Meet the baby who ruins everything, and the big sister who learns to love him. Together, they make this laugh out loud picture book the perfect gift for new siblings and baby showers!

The baby can't stand on one foot.
He can't throw a Frisbee.
And he can't whistle! Even big-head Benny Hogarth can whistle, and he already lost his front teeth!

So says a spunky little girl who thinks her new baby brother is ruining EVERYTHING: wrecking her room, drooling all over her toys, and throwing a wrench in her birthday party plans.

But when she opens her heart, this big sister realizes she might be the real problem-the baby's just a baby, after all. Maybe all he needs is a better big sister.

Tall kids, small kids, and parents alike will laugh through this funny and sweet tale of learning how wonderful-and lucky-it is to have a new sibling.

An Imprint book

 

About Matthew Swanson

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Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr are the author/illustrator, husband/wife duo behind Ten Thousand Stories (Chronicle Books, 2013) and more than sixty illustrated books for children and adults. They run two small publishing companies and a letterpress shop out of their Maryland home/barn/studio, teach and speak on creativity and collaboration, and have three small-but-obstreperous children. Bobbledybooks.com
 
Published July 19, 2016 by Imprint. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
on Apr 02 2016

Throughout, the naïve, cartoon art style is well-suited to the child’s narration, but its busyness can seem cluttered, as surely as the lengthy text needs significant snipping...Such a familiar theme needs something to distinguish the book that revisits it, and that something is missing here.

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