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But I Wanted a Baby Brother!

Illustrated by Diane Goode

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.

Photo Credit:

Kate Feiffer is a writer and a filmmaker. The New York Times Book Review heralded Ms. Feiffer “economy of style and understated wit” in her debut picture book Double Pink, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. Ms. Feiffer and her family live on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

Photo Credit:

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. 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (May 4, 2010)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416939412
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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