One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer
(A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters)

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Does having a new brother or sister make you into MORE than you already are?

Spencer is about to find out.

He's as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything changes. Now Spencer is strong, funny, wild, brave, free... and gentle, too.
 

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Author Bio: LOLA M. SCHAEFER (www.lolaschaefer.com) is the author of more than 200 books for children. Her book Frankie Stein was awarded the Children’s Choice Book Award and the Mockingbird Award. Lola lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia.  Illustrator Bio: JESSICA MESERVE (www.www.jessicameserve.com) is the author-illustrator of Small Sister and Can Anybody Hear Me? She was born in Maine, studiedillustration in Scotland, and worked in publishing as achildren’s book designer before pursuing a career as an illustrator. Her two young children helpedinspire her artwork in this book.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Hyperion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The text is lively, minimal and perfect for reading aloud to preschoolers: “With just one sip, a butterfly can eat… [three golden droplets shown]… this much nectar.” Close observers will be rewarded: The rabbit’s clover patch yields a four-leafer, and the leaf-patterned endpapers reveal a guilty-...

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One would be right to question whether it’s possible to create a wholly original new-baby picture book, but Schaefer’s device of making the title part animal story, part sibling tale is a winning one.

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A giraffe's snout barely fits on a spread, and when a sperm whale chomps down on a giant squid (in a four-page spread), all readers see are a few teeth, some squirming orange tentacles, and the squid's enormous eye.

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Out in his backyard, Spencer can be a lot of things: tall as a giraffe (with help from a ladder) or loud as an elephant (provided he has two metal trash cans to bang).

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