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On a plain old ordinary Tuesday, Oliver Keaton's parents bring home a new baby from the hospital. Their new baby is bald like a boy. Their new baby sounds like a boy. Their new baby even kicks like a boy. How can their new baby be a girl? Could it be that a little sister isn't the worst thing after all?
Oliver is thrilled that his mother is expecting a baby and convinced that his new sibling will be the brother of his dreams. Imagine his shock and disappointment when a little sister shows up instead! Oliver is determined to do what it takes to find a boy baby—even if that means trading in his sister— but when his hilarious efforts are unsuccessful, he comes to realize that no one can take the place of his family’s lovable new addition…even if she’s a girl.
is a writer, a filmmaker, and a mother. She is the author of the picture books No Go Sleep!
; President Pennybaker
; But I Wanted a Baby Brother!
; The Wild, Wild Inside
; Which Puppy?
; My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life
; and Double Pink
; and of the middle-grade novels Signed by Zelda
and The Problem with the Puddles.
She lives with her family on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Visit her at KateFeiffer.com.
Diane Goode is the illustrator of dozens of beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including several written by Cynthia Rylant: Alligator Boy
; When I Was Young in the Mountains
, a Caldecott Honor Book; and most recently, Baby Face: A Book of Love for Baby
. She is also the illustrator of President Pennybaker
and My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life
, both by Kate Feiffer. She lives and works in Watchung, New Jersey, with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy. Visit her at web.mac.com/goodedog