Synopses & Reviews
Nobody told this older brother that having a new little brother would mean big
changes, and he's FED UP! It's time to mail Harry to the moon so life can go back to the way it was before
Harry: No more spit-up! No more grabbing! No more wailing in the night! But along the way, baby Harry might just help our hero see that being a big brother means more than just a big
nuisance-it means adventure and friendship, too.
Known for their keen grasp of the ups and downs of childhood, bestselling author-illustrator team Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley offer kids and parents a lively look at the lighter side of getting along with the baby in the house.
"'Mail Harry to the moon!' is just one of the suggestions made by the narrator, who's suffering the displacement blues since the arrival of his annoying, attention-hogging baby brother. 'Before Harry, nobody but me sat on Grandma's lap,' he mourns. 'Yesterday, Harry did. So I said, 'Put Harry back inside Mommy.' ' But when the boy believes that Mommy and Daddy really have taken him up on the moon idea, his attitude changes dramatically. Harris and Emberley (Happy Birth Day!) are old hands at striking the right balance between comic Sturm und Drang and genuine poignancy, and their considerable talents make this otherwise familiar tale feel fresh and funny and psychologically true. Emberley's cartooning brims with terrific shtick he gives the hero some slow burns and outbursts worthy of Ralph Kramden. Kids will particularly appreciate Emberley's gift for staging: the final sequence, in which the narrator sets off for the moon (a laundry basket serves as rocket, a colander as space helmet), blows out any vestige of sentimentality with its full-throttle energy. Ages 3 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Known for its keen grasp of the ups and downs of childhood, this bestselling author-illustrator team offers kids and parents a lively look at the lighter side of sibling rivalry and getting along with the baby in the house. Full color.
About the Author
Robie Harris is the author of award-winning, bestselling books for children. She has worked with illustrator Michael Emberley on many books, including It's Perfectly Normal!
, It's So Amazing!, Happy Birth Day!
and Hi New Baby!.
She is also the author of the Just Being Me series, illustrated by Nicole Hollander, as well as a number of fiction picture books. Robie is acclaimed for her understanding of child development and the ability to explain issues in an accessible, honest manner.
Michael Emberley is the illustrator of the above-mentioned books by Robie Harris, along with the bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series by Mary Ann Hoberman. He has created several books of his own, including Ruby, Ruby and the Sniffs, and Dinosaurs! A Drawing Book.