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What's So Bad About Being an Only Child?

Cari Best, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)


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Rosemary knows what it's like to be an only child: there are grownups everywhere! Brothers and sisters are what she wants. Even when they argue, it's like belonging to a special club, she thinks. How can she get a larger, more lively family? Rosemary is stumped, until she discovers some "only" creatures and figures out a way to bring home what's missing in her life.
Humorous illustrations that pop with personality show Rosemary growing from a bewildered baby surrounded by too many hovering adults to a confident backyard ringmaster who proves that being an only child can be fun!

Praise For What's So Bad About Being an Only Child?

"Blackall, who elevates everything she illustrates, has a knack for using clever details to get the humor across."—Booklist "Spunky, compassionate."—Kirkus Reviews "Kids should applaud this self-reliant, spunky heroine."—Publishers Weekly "Pert, roundheaded Rosemary has a vivid (and vividly dressed) presence in keeping with her strength of mind."—Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374399436, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2007

About the Author

CARI BEST's most recent book is "Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen," a "School Library Journal Best Book of the Yea"r. She lives in Weston, Connecticut. SOPHIE BLACKALL is the illustrator of "Meet Wild Boars," a "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Blue Ribbon selection. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.