The Difference Between Babies & Cookies by Mary Hanson

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Are babies really as sweet as cookies? Do they really smell like whipped cream? In this charming picture book told from a child's point of view, a wise-beyond-her-years older sister sets the record straight: Mom may think her new baby is as warm as a ray of sunshine, but in truth--though we love them anyway--babies come with their own set of rules!
Mary Hanson's gently humorous text is accompanied by Debbie Tilley's hilarious illustrations in a warmhearted family tale that will tickle babies, their siblings, and busy parents everywhere.
 

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Published May 1, 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Mom said babies are as cuddly as puppies,” but older sister finds that “they drool more.” Even though babies have cheeks as rosy as apples, “you can’t give your sister to your teacher.” The illustrations are tight, close-up watercolors of roundheaded, button-eyed kids—baby sister often just in h...

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After mom opines that babies are as playful as tiger cubs, Tilley pictures the narrator caught in the act of painting tiger patterns on the baby's soles—but it's clear she and the baby have been having fun.

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