Big Sister Poems
Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618428427, 47pp.
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"The vignettes form such a vivid portrait of Emma and Jessica that readers may feel as if they personally know them—and a tense turn of events will have readers holding their breath." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Spring-colored line drawings in pen-and-ink and digital media are filled with engaging details, expressive characters, and lots of humor, and bring the family dynamics to life while the verses build to a climactic situation that brings these youngsters together in a touching way."—School Library Journal, starred review"This touching portrayal captures well the many mutual acts of kindness and tolerance inherent in healthy sibling relation."—Kirkus
"The poems and art tell an absorbing story—complete with a few tense moments and a warm, believable conclusion—widening the audience and making this book more than just an opportunity for big sisters to nod their heads in total recognition."—The Horn Book
"Older siblings everywhere will recognize the big-sister’s view of family fury and fun."—Booklist