Henry's baby

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Clairton Public Library Picture Books J HOFF
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  J HOFF
/DORLING Henry Moon sees his little brother as a serious obstacle to being accepted by the In Crowd at his new school. This thoughtful and humorous story explores the terrain encountered by children whose lives are split between peer group and family; and by boys, like Henry, who aren't sure about babies . . . Full-color illustr
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-8. The author of the acclaimed picture book Amazing Grace (1991) tells another upbeat, nonpreachy story that challenges gender roles. This time the grade-schooler is a boy. Henry wants to be part of the in-group so badly that it hurts. He's not trendy or clever or athletic or tough, and he's not sure the gang will like him at all if they know he has a baby brother at home. He loves the baby, who thinks Henry's the greatest. "It was just that a baby didn't really fit the image Henry wanted--"Tough. Cool. Interesting." Of course, the baby is what makes Henry special, and when the cool kids come over to his house, they totally succumb. Winter's multicultural cast captures the intensity of peer pressure--there's a great picture of the gang lounging and whispering together in class while Henry looks on from outside. Without condescension, this book gets the comedy of cool behavior and the slapstick physical joy of loving a baby. The guy in shades is a pushover. The story dramatizes the surprising paradox about status and conformity: What's special about you is what makes you cool. ~--Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Popularity -- Fiction.
Babies -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Publisher London ; New York :Dorling Kindersley :1993
Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Company,
Edition 1st American ed.
Contributors Winter, Susan.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 1564581969 :
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