Big Red Lollipop

By Rukhsana Khan; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670062874, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 4, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
“Sophie Blackall's illustrations offer wonderful, patterned textiles throughout the pages of this delightful story. And, it's exciting to have Rukashana Khan's story, featuring characters of Pakistani heritage and a tale with universal appeal. Sibling rivalry, friendship and family dynamics make this one a great gift for sisters!”
-- Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL


Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can?t convince Ami that you just don?t bring your younger sister to your friend?s party. So both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubina?s prized party favor, a red lollipop. What?s a fed-up big sister to do?

Rukhsana Khan?s clever story and Sophie Blackall?s irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book.

About the Author

Rukhsana Khan lives in Toronto, Canada.

Sophie Blackall lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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